Burglar who raided three village homes is jailed

Ipswich Crown Court
Ipswich Crown Court

A man who raided three village homes within a fortnight has been jailed.

Aaron Tonner, 32, stole cash and jewellery worth £1,200 after forcing his way into a bungalow at Wixoe using garden tools he took from a nearby garage.

Ipswich Crown Court heard on Wednesday that the burglary at the isolated bungalow which was owned by an elderly woman, was on April 8, 2015.

Richard Potts, prosecuting, said that on April 20, 2015, Tonner raided another bungalow in Great Whelnetham and a house in Felsham Road, Bradfield St George.

Tonner fled empty-handed from Bradfield St George after he triggered a burglar alarm, said Mr Potts.

The court heard that Tonner, of Walnut Tree Avenue, Cambridge, who pleaded guilty to three offences of burglary, had 58 previous offences recorded against him and had been jailed for two years in 2010 for burglary.

Oliver Haswell, in mitigation, urged Judge Martyn Levett to impose a suspended sentence because of a lack of recent convictions and because an immediate prison term would end Tonner’s job as a scaffolder.

Judge Levett, describing Tonner’s record of offending as ‘appalling’, jailed him for two years.