Lowestoft burglar jailed for third conviction

John Fisher has been jailed for burglary

John Fisher has been jailed for burglary - Credit: Archant

A burglar who broke into a Lowestoft house while the owner was out and stole watches and cufflinks has been jailed.

John Fisher, 30, smashed a glass panel in a rear door of the property in Victoria Road on April 28 and during a search of a bedroom tipped out the contents of a jewellery box on a bed.

He stole three watches and cufflinks worth a total of £290 and was arrested after a fingerprint was found on the jewellery box, said Charles Myatt, prosecuting.

Fisher, of Southfield Gardens, Lowestoft, admitted burglary and was given a mandatory three-year jail term as it was his third conviction for house burglary.

The court heard his previous convictions were in 2004 and 2012. Judge Rupert Overbury gave him a 20pc discount for his guilty plea, which means his jail term is 879 days.

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Michael Clare, for Fisher, said his client had not ransacked the house and had pleased guilty to the offence at the first opportunity.

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