A MAN who admitted breaking into a Chester home and stealing valuable jewellery has been jailed for two years.
Floyd Rice, 33, pleaded guilty to breaking into a house in Bolesworth Road, Chester in October last year.
He stole Indian Gold jewellery, which has a higher gold content than most jewellery, making it more valuable. He also took hundreds of pounds in cash, a designer watch and a purse.
Rice, of Brig-y-Nant, Llangefni, pleaded guilty to the burglary and was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Monday March 22 to two years in prison.
DC Ryan Willis of Cheshire Police’s pro-active CID said: “The thought of someone being in your home and going through your personal belongings is one of the things that makes burglary such a distressing crime.
“This sentence sends out the message that crime like this will not be tolerated in Chester. Cheshire Police will do all we can to bring those people who commit burglary to justice through the court system.”
Police are also advising residents on how to stay security conscious in the home.
DC Willis said: “I would urge people to help reduce the risk of becoming a victim by ensuring you lock doors and windows in the evenings, even if you are in the house and if you have an alarm, use it.
“Chester is a safe place and thankfully burglary is not a common occurrence. However, carrying out a few simple measures like these does make a difference.”
To contact Cheshire Police call 0845 458 0000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111