Burglar jailed for 32 months

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A burglar who raided a house in Deeping St James has been jailed for 32 months at Lincoln Crown Court.

Richard Homer broke into the Church Street home while the owner was out and searched the property.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said that Homer left drawers open and stole a number of items including a digital camera, an iPod and hair straighteners.

After being arrested he later made admissions when he was interviewed by police.

Homer (26), of Rycroft Close, Deeping St James, admitted burglary on June 12 this year.

He asked for a further offence of burglary at commercial premises belonging to Marriott & Stimson in Market Deeping when a cash till containing £200 was stolen.

The court heard that he had 36 previous court appearances for 90 offences including four house burglaries and 30 non-dwelling burglaries.

Chris Milligan, defending, admitted Homer had a bad record for dishonesty but had received help after his release from his last jail term.

“He is someone who has some hope for the future because people are prepared to help him.

“This time he accepts that temptation got the better of him.”