Dominik Kuzio, 31, broke into Simon Bendall’s Westminster home and took his collection of ancient coins, medals, spoons and watches, worth over £100,000, along with his laptop. Mr Bendall, who died in June 2019 at the age of 80, was a world-renowned expert on ancient coins, specialising in the Byzantine era. He had gathered an extensive personal collection over his lifetime.
Dominik Kuzio was sentenced to four years in prison for breaking into Simon Bendall’s Westminster home and stealing almost £100,000 worth of antique coins, medals, spoons, and watches, as well as his laptop. News reporter Alexa Phillips contributed to this article. On Monday, Dominik Kuzio, a man with no established address, was found guilty. On Monday, Dominik Kuzio, a man with no established address, was found guilty. Why you should believe Sky News. Despite the fact that authorities are still seeking for him, a fugitive has been convicted for stealing £100,000 in antique coins and relics.
He had been out with friends for an afternoon at the pub in February 2018, when Kuzio forced his way into his apartment, Southwark Crown Court heard. After coming home at about 17.30pm, he found his home had been ransacked.
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“Any burglary is a heinous crime because it is so callous and invasive, but in this instance it is all the more upsetting for Mr Bendall’s family because the treasured items that were stolen were so personal to him,” said Detective Constable Samuel Turner.
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