A Great Yarmouth man has been jailed for nearly three years after admitting to two burglaries in Norwich.

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A Great Yarmouth man has been jailed for nearly three years after admitting to two burglaries in Norwich.

David Reed, 29, of Queens Road, Great Yarmouth, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday (October 3) for sentencing after pleading guilty to two burglaries at an earlier hearing, he also asked for 17 similar offences to be taken into consideration.

The court heard how Reed burgled a home in Beaconsfield Road, Norwich, on the night of Tuesday, August 28, stealing an Xbox from the lounge after climbing through a front window which had been left open.

He also targeted a house on Silver Road that night, climbing in through an open window before stealing two mobile phones, a bag and jacket.

Police identified Reed as a suspect after his fingerprints were found at both scenes.

Among the 17 similar offences Reed asked be taken into consideration, was a burglary at Silkfields sheltered housing complex near Oak Street on Saturday, August 25, where a TV was stolen from a room while the resident slept in his bed.

The court sent Reed to prison for two years and eight months.

Sergeant Keith Philpot, from the Norwich East Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Swift action by detectives led to a compelling case being built against Reed, ultimately leading to his conviction. I’m pleased he has faced up to his criminality by admitting these offences.

“House burglary is an intrusive crime that can have devastating effects on the victims and I hope this sentence offers some form of closure to those affected by his crimes and in particular the residents living in sheltered housing. We are aware the incident at Silkfields caused concern among residents and hope this result goes some way to reassure them.”

To report a crime call police on 101 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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