Burglary pair sentenced after electronics stolen in Gorleston

Friday, November 30, 2012
3:55 PM

A pair who burgled a house in Gorleston have been sentenced at Norwich Crown Court.

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Sheldon Petrie, 29, has been jailed for 20 months and Shanie Toovey, 19, has been given a six-month suspended sentence after the burglary at a home in Buxton Avenue in Gorleston on August 25.

Petrie, formerly of Mill Road in Great Yarmouth, and Toovey of Durham Avenue in Gorleston appeared at Norwich Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday, November 28, after both pleaded guilty to the burglary.

The pair had gained entry to the home via an unlocked door around 2.30am on Saturday, August 25 and made a search of ground and first floor rooms before an occupant at the address awoke after being disturbed by a noise and discovered them carrying items out of his home.

They ran and were arrested by police a short distance away about ten minutes later.

The stolen property – assorted electrical items, including games consoles and laptops, and jewellery - was recovered from a garden on Marine Parade, close to where the two were stopped by officers.

They were both interviewed by police and initially denied the burglary but were charged with the offence.

They later pleaded guilty at court.

Petrie was jailed for 20 months, minus 68 days spent on remand, and Toovey, was given a six-month sentence suspended for 24 months with a requirement to attend probation appointments and women’s emotional well-being sessions.

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