Sheffield burglar jailed for three years

Date published: 03 November 2018 08:57
Dated: 02 November 2018 08:56:07

A 23-year-old man has been sent to prison for three years after being found guilty of burglary, following a trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

On Monday 29 October, Joel Willott, of Woodthorpe Crescent, Sheffield, was found guilty of burglary. This followed a five-day trial.

The court heard how at around 4.55pm on Friday 13 April 2018, Willott burgled a property in Warren Lane, Chapeltown.

One of the occupants caught Willott in the kitchen of the property. She shouted at him and he fled from the scene, carrying two handbags that contained credit cards, cash and other items.

PC Dave Stacey said: “I am pleased that Willott has been convicted of this crime and is now spending time behind bars.

“He was caught red-handed in the kitchen stealing property that wasn’t his. That discovery, finding someone in your own home, must be quite frightening, so I hope the victims in this case are reassured by the result.”
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