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Lowestoft serial burglar handed jail term after breaking into dozens of garages and sheds in town

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A serial burglar who broke into dozens of sheds and garages in the Lowestoft area has been jailed for just over two years.

Alfie Fallaize, 19, of Milton Road East in the town, appeared before Norwich Crown Court on Friday where he admitted the offences he had been charged with and was jailed for 26 months.

It comes after the teenager was summonsed to Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court in December to face two charges of burglary from sheds or garages on Beresford Road in the town in October 2020.

Alfie Fallaize. Picture: Suffolk Police
Alfie Fallaize. Picture: Suffolk Police

Following this, he worked with the police's Operation Converter team and he was investigated further, going on to admit a further 44 offences.

These consisted of 33 burglaries of sheds or garages, five thefts in dwellings, three thefts of pedal cycles, one theft of a moped, one theft from a motor vehicle and one criminal damage to a motor vehicle.

These took place across a period from February 2020 to December 2021.

Duncan Etchells, of the Op Converter team, said: “The criminal activity of Fallaize would have brought great distress and upset to his victims and it was not an insignificant series of break-ins and thefts he conducted.

"To see him in jail for over two years will now give him plenty of time to reflect on his actions. To see him in jail will, at least, hopefully give some satisfaction to the victims and their families that he preyed on.

"I’d like to thank the local Lowestoft Safer Neighbourhood Team who assisted us in completing the necessary Investigations to put this prolific young offender behind bars.

"We can only hope it will deter others who embark on a life of crime.”

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