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Man who burgled Nottingham house while occupants slept is jailed


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A man has been locked up after admitting to burgling a house in Radford while the occupants were asleep.

Paul Shaw, 39, of no fixed address, was jailed for a total of two years and six months when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing yesterday (Monday 17 June 2019).

Shaw entered a property in Waverley Street during the early hours of 2 January 2019 before stealing a television, an Apple TV box and a bank card.

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He subsequently used the card at two city centre stores.

One of the occupants woke up and saw a message on his phone from his bank asking if he’d used his card earlier that morning?

The victim then discovered his card and the television had been taken.

Shaw was caught on CCTV walking up the driveway of the house and then leaving with property under his arm and also when he used the stolen card in one of the stores.

Shaw was also ordered to serve four months in prison, to be served concurrently, after stealing a CCTV monitor and three cameras from Corr’s Jerk Spot in Lenton Boulevard, on 4 January 2019, was handed a one-month concurrent sentence for two fraud charges and a further one-month sentence, to be served concurrently, for possession of a Class A drug.

Police Constable Tim Townsend, of Nottinghamshire Police’s City Burglary Team, said: “Burglary is a priority for Nottinghamshire Police, with dedicated burglary teams now focused on tackling and reducing burglary in the city and county.

“We want to reassure the people of Nottinghamshire that we will continue to pursue those committing burglaries and remain committed to catching those responsible and bringing them to justice.”

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