Jail for burglar who left fingerprints and blood at Bury break-ins

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001
Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001
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A burglar who left fingerprints and blood at the scene of his crimes has been jailed for 38 weeks.

Richard Florian, 39, formerly of Stowmarket and now of no fixed address, was sentenced today at Ipswich Crown Court.

He had pleaded guilty to two offences of burglary and was told by Judge Rupert Overbury that because of his previous convictions only an immediate prison sentence was appropriate.

Florian had broken into the Regency Hotel in Bury St Edmunds where he was seen attempting to get into a secure area where alcohol was stored behind a metal screen.

During the burglary on New Year’s Day bottles of alcohol were stolen and one, a distinctive bottle of whisky, was found in the possession of an accomplice of Florian, said Michael Crimp prosecuting.

On May 29 Florian had burgled a mobile home on a site in Fornham Road, Bury St Edmunds, said Mr Crimp, and fingerprints found there and the Regency Hotel had helped to identify Florian as having been involved in the burglaries.

The court heard that traces of blood found by forensic officers at the mobile home had also confirmed, through a DNA test, that Florian had been present,said Mr Crimp.