Man jailed for more than three years after a burglary
March 12, 2013, 2:36 pm
A man has been jailed for more than three years after a burglary in Newcastle.
Stephen Walter Norton, 42, of Lancefield Avenue, Newcastle, was jailed for three and a half years at Newcastle Crown Court on February 28.
Newcastle East Inspector Louise Cass-Williams said: “On February 11 Norton gained entry to an insecure property on Grace Street in Byker and stole a coat and various other items before being disturbed and running off.
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“The fact he has been jailed for three and a half years should act as a deterrent to others who think they can get away with such offences.
“In Newcastle we continue to work to crack down on burglars and give advice to residents on how they can reduce becoming the victims of such offences.
“It’s important residents take time to ensure their homes are safe and secure, doors and windows should be secure at all times and property, including car keys, should be left out of reach of doors and windows.
“Residents should also consider installing security lighting or an alarm to deter burglars. By taking some simple steps to increase security it can reduce the risk of falling victim to such a crime. If anyone would like more advice around this they can speak to their local officers.”
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