Burglar jailed after admitting 63 crimes in Lowestoft, Corton and Wrentham

A 32-year-old burglar was today sentenced to three years in jail after admitting more than 60 crimes.

Tony Kirk, formerly of Roman Road, Lowestoft, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court pleading guilty to three house burglaries – one in Park Road, Lowestoft, on March 31, one in Seago Street on January 4, and one in Bradwell Avenue, Bradwell, on March 28.

He admitted being involved in a further 63 crimes, dating back to 1999, most in Lowestoft, Corton and Wrentham and some in Norfolk.

Det Insp Darrell Skuse, of Lowestoft CID, thanked a witness who helped officers catch Kirk red-handed. It was during the burglary in Park Road, Lowestoft, that he was spotted jumping over a wall, climbing a roof and clambering in through a window.

Det Insp Skuse said: 'His prompt action shows members of the public can have a significant effect in the fight against crime through something as simple as a phone call.'

He said that police had been well aware of Kirk through Operation Apache which deals with prolific offenders who are still believed to be committing criminal offences. In total Kirk admitted 49 home burglaries in Suffolk and two in Norfolk, seven burglaries of 'other' buildings including business, school and club premises and several thefts including three theft from motor vehicle offences.

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