Burglar jailed for 15 months after glass from Northampton conservatory found on his clothes

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A 20-year-old burglar who stole electrical items, jewellery and cash after he broke into a house in Northampton has been locked up for 15 months.

Jodan Brown smashed a conservatory door to gain entry to a property in Grangewood, East Hunsbury, on April 30 last year.

Northampton Crown Court heard Brown, who was accompanied by a youth, stole two iPads, a set of golf clubs, an Xbox, cash and some jewellery.

The pair were stopped later that day in St James Mill Road and were found to be in possession of the stolen iPads.

Andrew Howarth, prosecuting, said glass fragments were found on Brown’s clothing that matched the conservatory door that was smashed.

Analysis of text message between the pair also showed they had planned the burglary after acquiring a ‘tappy’ - a glass hammer.

Mr Howarth said the burglary caused ”deep distress” for the family of four living in the house as it was the second time they had been burgled in a short space of time.

Recorder William Mousley QC sentenced Brown to 15 months in a youth offenders facility. He is likely to serve half his sentence before being released on licence. Brown, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary.