Jail for Wisbech burglar who stole jewellery, TV, Kindle and bathroom blinds from home – but also left blood at scene

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman - Credit: Archant

A burglar who left blood at the home of his Wisbech victim has been jailed to 18 months.

Mark Coleman, 37, of King Street, Wisbech, broke into the house in Beechwood Road, Wisbech, on March 18.

Having tried unsuccessfully to force open a window, he smashed another – and cut himself climbing into the house.

He stole a number of items including several pieces of gold jewellery, a TV, a Kindle Fire and the bathroom blinds.

During the course of the burglary Coleman left blood on the kitchen bin, which provided a positive DNA match.

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He pleaded guilty to burglary and theft and was sentenced yesterday (Wednesday) at Cambridge Crown Court.

Det Con Jon Edwards said: “Thanks to excellent forensic work by the Scenes of Crime Officers we were able to secure this conviction and ensure the local community are protected from Coleman’s criminal activities.”

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