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A 35-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a burglary which took place at the home of a man who had recently died in Highfield Road, Kettering.
On January 28, 2022, Nigel Dexter, previously of Highfield Road, Kettering, was found inside the property by the sister of the deceased man, holding her brother’s laptop.
When Dexter saw her, he dropped the laptop and fled via the ground floor window which he had forced open to gain entry to the address.
After he had gone, the deceased’s sister realised that there were a number of items missing from the property including some original Star Wars figures and items of jewellery.
Dexter would later sell one of the items of jewellery, a gold sovereign ring – to a local Cash Converters shop for £100.
An investigation into the incident was launched by Northamptonshire Police’s Burglary Team with the evidence leading to Dexter’s arrest and subsequent charge for burglary.
At Northampton Magistrates' Court yesterday (February 20), he pleaded guilty to the offence and will be sentenced at Northampton Crown Court on March 24, 2023.
Lead Investigator – PC Keith Doyle, said: “The woman who found Nigel Dexter in her brother’s home was going through enough as a result of her grief and Dexter’s actions only succeeded to heighten her distress.
“I am really pleased that Dexter has pleaded guilty to this offence and I hope he spends some time reflecting on his actions in order to move forward and make better life choices.
“As a team, we are relentless in our pursuit of burglars and I hope this case demonstrates our continuing commitment to the people of Northamptonshire in making where they live a safer place.”