A BURGLAR who stole more than £20,000 worth of watches and jewellery from a home in Poole has been jailed.
Shaun Greening, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on Thursday (March 9) after he admitted the offence, as well as further burglary matters in South Wales and Sussex.
The 47-year-old was jailed for three years and four months for the Dorset burglary and a further 16 months for the other crimes.
The Poole offence occurred on Tuesday, August 30.
The occupants of a home in Lake Avenue were out between 8.20am and 5pm and left the property locked and secured.
When they returned they found someone had forced entry to the address, carried out a search and made off with valuable watches and jewellery.
Forensic examinations of the scene secured evidence that linked Greening to the offence.
Detective Constable Christian Bryant, of Dorset Police’s Priority Crime Team, said: “We recognise the significant impact dwelling burglaries have on victims and we will strive to secure all possible evidence to identify offenders and bring them to justice.
“In this case we were able to use forensic evidence to link the defendant to the scene and ensure he was held accountable for his offending.”