Two found guilty of burglary after Bury St Edmunds jeweller’s murder

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Two people were found guilty today of conspiracy to commit burglary at the home of Bury St Edmunds jeweller Peter Avis.

Aleksandra Karpiuk, 27, of Lake Avenue, Bury and Pawel Borowiecki, 31, of Roslyn Road, Lodon, had been on trial at Ipswich Crown Court for the burglary in which Mr Avis,66, was murdered.

Karpiuk was also convicted of assisting an offender by driving the killer of Mr Avis to Stansted Airport.

They have been remanded in custody along with Pawel Pacian, 34, of Lake Avenue, Bury who admitted handling stoldn goods and Kamil Kita, 20, of no fixed abode, who pleaded guilty to burglary. Pyotr Melaniuk, 28, has admitted murdering Mr Avis whose body was found above his shop in Abbeygate Street on January 14. All await sentencing.