Men jailed after house crime crackdown in Great Yarmouth

TWO men have been jailed and a third ordered to carry out unpaid work as part of a house crime crackdown after each admitted burgling Great Yarmouth homes.

Hugo Sousa, of Hall Quay, Yarmouth pleaded guilty to burglary when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court last Thursday.

Sousa was arrested, charged and remanded to prison on April 13 after he entered a property on School Road, Great Yarmouth on Friday, April 8 and stole a PlayStation 3, along with games and accessories, from within.

He was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for the offence.

Daniel Colby, 25, of North Quay, Yarmouth appeared at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court charged with burglary in relation to an incident that took place in South Quay on April 17. He also faced charges for possession of an imitation firearm and criminal damage. Colby pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to 120 days in prison.

Mantas Sidlauskas, 24, of Victoria Road, Yarmouth pleaded guilty to burgling a property on Marine Parade and stealing cash and a laptop on March 1. He was ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work, pay �150 in compensation and costs of �85.

The results are part of a string of successful arrests by police in the town in which 11 burglars have been arrested and charged since the start of April.

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Of the remaining eight, four have been remanded to prison to await trial and four are currently on bail with strict conditions imposed by the court.

Supt Nick Davison said: “I would like to reassure residents that targeting burglars is a priority for local officers and that we will take robust action against anyone we suspect to be involved in this type of crime.

“My message to burglars is simple; if I have information that you are burgling people’s homes, officers will be tasked to disrupt you on a daily basis and we will use all powers and tactics available to us to arrest you.

“In every case, we will seek the support of the courts to remand you to prison before trial.”

To find out more visit www.norfolk.police.uk.