WISBECH burglar jailed for two years
A BURGLAR who crept into a house in Wisbech while the occupants were asleep has been jailed for two years today.
James Cox, 41, pleaded guilty to burglary, driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance.
He was also banned from driving for 24 months at Norwich Crown Court.
Cox and another man broke into the home in Pickards Way in the early hours of September 28.
They entered the bedroom of the home but the victims woke up and the burglars fled.
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An officer responding to another incident spotted Cox sleeping in a red Peugeot with the engine still running in nearby Osbourne Road a few hours later.
The officer woke up Cox and discovered he was disqualified from driving and uninsured.
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A search then revealed he was carrying bank cards from the victim in Pickards Way.
Detective Constable Mark Yendley said: “Cox was caught thanks to the actions of the officer who followed her instincts,
“Her thorough searches meant he was caught red-handed with property from the burglary.
“The break-in has had a big impact on the victims and we’re pleased he has been brought to justice.”