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Colchester man Steven White, 37, jailed for burglaries near Ipswich, Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds, and Sudbury

A 37-year-old man has been jailed for seven and a half years for burglaries near Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill.

Steven White, of Fairhead Road North, Colchester, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court in Bedfordshire today having previously pleaded guilty to the offences at an earlier hearing.

The incidents mostly took place in the summer and autumn of last year, and also saw him offend in Bedfordshire.

Stevie White has been jailed for a string of burglaries.
Stevie White has been jailed for a string of burglaries.

White was initially charged last November with burglary dwelling with violence after two residents in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, were assaulted and reported watches and jewellery were stolen.

He was then charged and remanded. Meanwhile, Suffolk Constabulary officers investigated him in relation to seven offences in their county. These are:

- Jewellery and photographic equipment stolen in Hundon near Haverhill on August 6,

- In Great Waldringfield, where guitars, a Macbook, jewellery, cash and a Nissan Micra were stolen on the same day,

- Four counts relating to incidents on October 19. This saw jewellery stolen in West Stow, more jewellery taken in Sapiston, an air rifle, jewellery and drinks taken in Sproughton, and an attempted burglary where he tried to force open patio doors in Depden only to be disturbed by a resident,

- Stealing an antique clock, yet more jewellery, and even a candelabra in Cavenham on August 12.

"Such offences occur all too often"

Detective Constable Barry Simpson, of Operation Converter, said: "Attempts were made to recover stolen property, although this proved in vain.

"But despite this, the overall outcome freed up detectives to then concentrate on other such offences which sadly occur all too often.

"This saved an enormous amount of time, effort and expensive forensic submissions as well as allowing White to hopefully rehabilitate himself after he’s served the prison sentence he has received for these offences.”

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