Great Yarmouth burglar who broke into the home of a vulnerable pensioner is jailed

A care home nurse shoved a resident to the floor after she grabbed medication from a trolley, a trib

A care home nurse shoved a resident to the floor after she grabbed medication from a trolley, a tribunal heard. - Credit: Archant

A burglar, who broke into the home of a vulnerable pensioner and stole items worth £2000, has been jailed for 39 months.

Lee Streeter, 46, was confronted by the victim's carer when she made her routine call at the woman's Great Yarmouth home and discovered Streeter and another man in the kitchen, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Lindsay Cox, prosecuting, said that Streeter and his accomplice, escaped through a back door, and it was then discovered that items worth £2000 were missing from an upstairs room.

He said the elderly victim was found in a drowsy state in her front room and had been unaware about the break-in.

Mr Cox said that Streeter was arrested after his fingerprint was found at the scene.


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Streeter, of Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth, admitted the burglary and asked for three similar matters to be taken into consideration.

The court heard he had a number of convictions for burglary, which he carried out to feed his drug addiction.

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Jailing him for 39 months, Judge Mark Dennis said: 'You are not learning from your past experience of court sentences.'

Andrew Oliver, for Streeter, said that he had not targeted the home of the elderly victim.

'He did not know it was occupied when he went in and did not know the lady was elderly.'.

He said that Streeter was now back in touch with his family and was hoping to get treatment for his drug addiction.

He said the offences were committed to fund his drug taking.

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