December 12 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 23, 2013
A Norwich burglar who targeted student homes has been jailed for three years.
Scott Ives-Keeler, (pictured) of Motum Road, appeared at Norwich Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to three counts of burglary.
The charges related to thefts in late May and early June in the west of the city.
The court heard that between May 28 and 29, Ives-Keeler stole laptops from a home in The Avenues after entering the house through an insecure patio door.
Overnight on June 1 the 32-year-old broke into a house on Colman Road after smashing a glass pane in the front door and stole laptops, an Xbox and chargers.
On June 2, he entered a house in Corrie Road through an unlocked back door, stealing a MacBook laptop and Xbox games console.
Ives-Keeler was also found in breach of a suspended sentence order and jailed for a total of three years. He was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £120.
Detective Sergeant Andy Barker, from Norwich CID, said: “Ives-Keeler caused distress to many of his victims, all of whom were students.
“We are pleased he has received a custodial sentence and will no longer be able to commit crime.”