A man who broke into a Sudbury cafe in a bid to get money to buy drugs has
Stephen Clark, 39, left behind a trail of more than £6,000 worth of damage
at Caffe Nero in North Street after breaking in through a rear door.
On Thursday Clark, of Weir Hall Road, Edmonton, was jailed for 10 months at Ipswich Crown Court.
Judge John Devaux told Clark that the offending was so serious that only an
immediate prison sentence was appropriate.
Clark had pleaded guilty to an offence of burglary with intent to steal on
Prosecuting, Robert Sadd said Clark had attempted to force open the safe,
causing £5,000 worth of damage and a further £1,000 damage to the door
where he broke into the cafe.
Clark was arrested after police were alerted when an intruder alarm was
activated. His DNA was found on the safe.
Defending, Alan Richards said that Clark had committed the offence in an
attempt to get money to finance his drug addiction.