A 35-year-old man has been jailed after pleading guilty to two burglaries in Old Stratford.
Robert William Chilvers, previously of Old Stratford, broke into the two properties between August 8 and August 14, this year.
The first one took place in Trinity Close in which Chilvers smashed the glass pane of a front door in order to gain entry, and the second happened in Dickens Drive where he entered the property through a back door and once inside, stole a number of items of significant sentimental value to the victim.
An investigation was launched by Northamptonshire Police’s Burglary Team and with the help of local response officers, Chilvers was quickly identified as the suspect and arrested.
He was subsequently charged with two counts of burglary and pleaded guilty to the offences at Northampton Crown Court last month (October 3). As a result, he was sentenced to two years and four months in prison and ordered to pay costs totalling £228.
Lead Investigator PC Rebecca Tomalin, from the Force’s Burglary Team, said: “Firstly, I’d like to thank all of the officers involved in this investigation – it really was a joint effort between numerous departments including the Burglary Team, local response officers, and even Thames Valley Police.
“People often underestimate how violated a person can feel when their home is burgled as it’s the one place where everyone is meant to feel safe.
“I’m really pleased therefore that Robert Chilvers has been sent to prison for his crimes and I hope his time inside allows him to reflect on his poor decisions and decide to make better choices when he’s released.
“Northamptonshire Police’s Burglary Team will continue working hard to prevent and detect burglaries and anyone who notices any suspicious behaviour in their area is encouraged to contact us.”