Man jailed for 32 months after jewellery is stolen in Blundeston burglary

Andrew Blyth has been jailed for 32 months. Picture: Suffolk Police

Andrew Blyth has been jailed for 32 months. Picture: Suffolk Police - Credit: Archant

A 52-year-old man has been jailed for 32 months for a burglary at a home in Blundeston, near Lowestoft, earlier this year.

Andrew Blyth, of Seago Street in Lowestoft, was charged with a burglary at the home in Hall Lane in Blundeston on Friday, February 26 – where over £9,500 worth of jewellery was stolen.

The court heard he had travelled to the home equipped with tools – a crowbar and a large screwdriver - that were recovered from the back garden of the burgled property.

The householder had left her home secure before leaving for work and had returned at around 6.15pm.

She noticed a window was open and as she entered heard a noise coming from inside.

She left and immediately alerted police.

When officers arrived and entered the home, numerous items of jewellery were found on a sofa in the lounge and several items were confirmed as stolen – including a diamond necklace and bracelets.

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Forensic evidence recovered at the scene led to Blyth and he was arrested on May 4 in connection with the crime and charged the following day.

He appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday, June 2 where he was sentenced to 32 months in jail – after pleading guilty.