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Jailed: trio of burglars sentenced to more than 10 years in prison
THREE men have been jailed for a total of more than 10 years for burglaries in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Wimborne.
Stacey Tutt, 41, from Christchurch Road, was sentenced to four years in prison at Bournemouth Crown Court on September 6 for stealing jewellery from a home in Victoria Park Road.
Tutt forced entry into the property and ransacked it in the afternoon of May 27, before he was disturbed by the owner returning and forced to flee.
He was detained by a member of the public after the victim gave chase.
Pleading guilty to the offence, Tutt also asked for two other burglaries to be taken into consideration – one on May 18 in Castle Lane East and another on May 23 in St Catherines Way, Christchurch.
Two other offenders, Michael Johnson, 26, from Kyber Road, Parkstone, and Kenny McPherson, 31, from Gresham Road, Bournemouth, were jailed for three years and 40 months respectively.
DI Richard Dixey, of Bournemouth and Poole Priority Crime Team, said: “I would like to thank the residents of Dorset for their vigilance as they helped the police obtain good evidence to bring these criminals to justice.
“The lengthy sentences handed down in these cases will hopefully act as a deterrent to all would be offenders.”
He said the number of dwelling burglaries in the county had fallen by 5.6 per cent since this time last year, and the police detection rate had increased by more than eight per cent.
“Despite these good results burglaries remain a priority for Dorset Police and we will not become complacent,” he added.
Johnson pleaded guilty to two burglaries on August 14. On December 21 last year when he smashed a window at a home in East Howe Lane but fled when the occupant called out.
On May 7, Johnson stole jewellery and cash from a home in Award Road in Wimborne.
On September 3, McPherson admitting entering a property in Ripon Road through the front door while the owner was in the kitchen on August 26.
He ran off with a handbag but was caught nearby after discarding clothes in an attempt to disguise himself.
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