Jail for burglar who targeted 74-year-old

A burglar has been jailed for 29 months after targeting an elderly home owner.

Friday, 3rd August 2018, 5:11 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:14 pm
News from the courts. ANL-180730-164550001

Jerry Johnson, 49, of Chimney Corner, Kempston Hardwick, Bedfordshire, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary at Aylesbury Crown Court on Thursday (August 2).

He was sentenced to a total of two years and five months imprisonment the same day.

The court heard that on June 8, Johnson approached the victim, a 74-year-old man, and offered gardening work which was accepted.

Johnson then returned to the address in Bletchley and entered the property before stealing a safe containing jewellery.

Det Con Kerry Mitchell said: “We advise people to always use reputable tradespersons that you trust and have provided you with written quotes.”