Burglar jailed for over two years in Nottingham Crown Court

A man has been jailed for two years and four months at Nottingham Crown Court after being convicted of the burglary of a home in Arnold from which he stole more than £7,000 worth of goods.

The burglary took place on Wednesday, October 14, when the female victim was absent from her ground-floor flat situated in Churchmoor Lane, Arnold. Sean Bates broke in through a bedroom window and proceeded to root around the flat in search of valuable items. He fled the scene through the bathroom window with more than £7,000 worth of Jewellery.

burglary_nottinghamRepeat offender Bates was arrested by police at his home after his fingerprints were found on the bathroom window of his victim’s property. He appeared in Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday, November 19, charged with burglary and possession of cocaine and cannabis.

Judge James Sampson, sentencing, told Bates that the offence had been a “gross violation” of the victim’s privacy. He added: “Fortunately the woman was not present at the time. There is a suggestion a vehicle was used, there was a degree of planning and disposal of the stolen items.”

Bates was jailed for a total of two years, four months and two weeks and was given a further one month sentence for the possession of the illegals drugs.

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