Man, 29, jailed at Nottingham Crown Court after pleading guilty to the burglary of a Newark home on Dunholme Avenue
A man who burgled a house in Newark and pretended he was looking for his son's bike has been jailed.
Jack Alexander Carlisle broke into the house on Dunholme Avenue on Tuesday, January 21, at around 3.30pm and stole an Ipad, jewellery, alcohol and a cheque book.
The occupant, who was at home at the time, heard a noise and saw 29-year-old Carlisle in the garden. When challenged, he claimed he was searching for his son's bike.
The victim then rang the police and officers managed to locate Carlisle carrying four bags with stolen items inside.
Having ran from police, Carlisle was located later that night and charged with burglary. He later pleaded guilty.
Carlisle, formerly of no fixed address, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday, March 18, and was sentenced to 12 months behind bars. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge.
Detective Sergeant Lauren Morgan, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Carlisle invaded these people's home without a second thought and stole from them, probably knowing that they were inside at the time. He then tried to run from the police.
"We are glad that he was caught and held to account for his crimes and we hope that this sends a strong message out that criminals will not get away with burglary on any level and if you offend, we will do everything we can to track you down and bring you before the courts."
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