Burglar, 21, jailed

A PROLIFIC burglar who carried out a string of thefts in the Sudbury area has been jailed.

Jacob Norman, 21, was sentenced to two years in prison at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday after being charged with two counts of burglary and possession of cannabis.

Norman, who also carried out burglaries in his home town of Bury St Edmunds, asked for another six counts of burglary and two of theft from motor vehicles to be taken into consideration.

In total, he committed 22 burglaries and five thefts from motor vehicles – many in the Sudbury area – between August 2010 and October this year.

Norman stole cash, in some cases thousands of pounds, and jewellery from the houses he targeted.

Detective Inspector David Giles, from Bury St Edmunds CID, said: “Norman was a prolific burglar who caused much distress and inconvenience to the people he targeted.

“House burglary is an intrusive crime that can have devastating effects on the victims and we are determined to continue to bring those who are responsible for this type of crime to justice.”