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Burglar jailed for two years and six months

Alert message sent 14/08/2020 14:42:00

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A man was jailed for two years and six months for burglary in Leighton Buzzard after being captured on CCTV.
 
Ben Noonan, 27, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Wednesday 5 August after pleading guilty to burglary and assault of a custody worker.
 
On 21 May, at around 8.45am, CCTV images captured Noonan entering a property in Kilgour Court, Leighton Buzzard, and a short while later he was seen leaving the property with a large television.
 
Detective Constable Jason Wheeler, from Bedfordshire Police’s dedicated burglary team, Operation Maze, was successful in securing CCTV footage and identifying Noonan.
 
Five other theft related offences were taken into consideration.
 
Detective Constable Jason Wheeler, investigating, said: “I am glad Noonan will spend time behind bars and I hope he uses this time to reflect on his actions. The Operation Maze team work hard to crack down on burglary, and we will not tolerate this behaviour in Bedfordshire.
 
“I would also like to use this opportunity to encourage people to think about their home security where possible. Opportunist thieves will look for insecurities in homes such as unlocked windows and doors, and we are encouraging everyone to make sure everything is double locked, even if you are only going out for a short period of time.
 
“We would also encourage residents to keep sheds and garages locked and secure, not only are these desirable for thieves, but often items from these places can then be used to break into your property.
 
“CCTV in this case was invaluable, so where possible and if financially viable, consider investing in cameras or a video doorbell, as these can also help deter thieves.”
 
If you wish to find out more about securing your home, visit our website. If you wish to report any suspicious behaviour, please visit our online reporting tool.
 
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