Burglar jailed for 30 months

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A burglar has been imprisoned for 30 months, after being convicted of burglary at Aylesbury Crown Court last week.

Benjamin Johannes, 37, from Gurnards Avenue, Fishermead, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary at the court last Thursday, and was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment the next day.

Around 12.20pm on October 1, last year, members of the public saw a man climbing over the front gate of a house in Whaddon Way, Bletchley, and jump through gardens in the road when he was challenged.

He was eventually detained by the members of the public having been found in a neighbour’s rear garden a few doors down from the burgled house. He was held until officers arrived and arrested him.

Detective Constable David Brandon, investigating officer, said: “Johannes originally pleaded not guilty to the offence as the witnesses had not seen him actually break in to the house, however forensic evidence linked him to the burglary and he changed his plea to guilty.

“No property was stolen during the incident, but significant damage was caused gaining entry. This was an excellent example of neighbours being vigilant when the occupants were on holiday.

“I am pleased with the sentence handed down to Johannes and hope he will spend his time in prison to reflect on his actions and the misery crimes of this nature cause innocent householders.”