Northampton burglar sentenced to two years and six months in prison
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A 23-year-old man who broke into a Northampton house by smashing a window with a garden fork has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison.
Luke Connors, 23, previously of Middlemore, Northampton, broke into the property in Hangerfield Court on the evening of January 7, 2021.
He stole £500 of jewellery before making off, but not before leaving the garden fork on a mattress in the master bedroom, leaving the owner in fear of violence.
Connors, who was previously sentenced in 2017 for burglary, was quickly arrested and subsequently charged with the offence. At Northampton Crown Court this week, he was jailed for two years and six months.
Detective Sergeant Terry Rush from the LPA West Burglary Team, said: “I am really pleased to see Luke Connors given a decent custodial sentence as it means that one less burglar is on our streets, blighting the livelihoods of hardworking people in this town.
“Connors was previously unknown to Northamptonshire officers but following this reported burglary offence and working with partner agencies, he was identified and swiftly arrested.
“Once again, CCTV played a crucial role in securing this conviction and I would strongly encourage members of the public to invest in CCTV or doorbell cameras as they really do protect homes from burglary and provide us with crucial evidence when we are pursuing the offenders.”