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Teenager jailed after he burgled a family who put him up

November 27, 2012, 1:08 pm

A TEENAGER who burgled a family who had put him up has been jailed.

Steven Sibley, 19, had turned up at his old school friend’s home in Haddenham, in August, and the family agreed to let him stay.

He left after joining the family for a birthday meal on August 16. The following day the home was burgled and laptops, iPod, television, sat nav and a camera were stolen.

Sibley later cashed a £250 cheque from a chequebook also stolen from the home.

Police found his fingerprints on the bedroom window which the stolen property was removed through.

He was arrested in Sussex in September in relation to other burglaries.

He pleaded guilty to the burglary at Lewes Crown Court along with another burglary, an aggravated burglary, two counts of theft and fraud. All the other offences were committed in Sussex. He was sentenced to a total of three years and three months in a Young Offenders’ Institute on Friday (November 23).

Detective Constable Paul Atkinson said: “Sibley abused the hospitality shown to him by this family who had put him up despite not having seen him for years.

“He repaid their goodwill by breaking into their home and helping himself to their valuables.”

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