Man jailed for Norwich burglaries
12 February 2013
A 44-year-old man who burgled homes in Norwich stealing
jewellery and cash has been jailed.
Robert Horton, of Dunswin Court, Clydebank, in Scotland, was
arrested by police following a series of break-ins in the city last
Horton became the prime suspect after a jemmy with his DNA on
was left at the scene of a burglary at Caernarvon Road on 5 October
where jewellery, electrical items and a Peugeot were stolen.
Detectives linked the incident to similar crimes which had
happened around the same time. Officers took the unusual step of
going public with the identity of the suspect – issuing his name
and photograph to local media and Horton was eventually arrested at
an address in Bullard Road on 31 October.
He was taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for
questioning where he was later charged with a series of
Horton appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday 30 January
where he was sentenced to two years imprisonment after admitting
two counts of burglary.
He was sentenced to a further 18 months imprisonment
(concurrent) after admitting three counts of receiving stolen goods
after he was found in possession of stolen property which was later
established to be stolen from burglaries in Earlham Road and St
Detective Sergeant Dave Freeman, from Norwich CID, said: “The
series was quickly identified and swift action to locate Horton
helped prevent this escalating further.
“House burglary is an intrusive crime that can have devastating
effects on the victims and we hope this result will give Horton’s
victims some peace of mind.”
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