A man from Nottingham has been sentenced to three-and-a-half-years in jail for a house burglary in Burton.
Acer Price, 29, of Buck Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court last month for burglary dwelling and theft.
The offence relates to a burglary that took place at a property on Tutbury Road between 13 January 2021 – 14 January 2021.
A large quantity of jewellery, valued at over £40,000, was stolen and bleach was sprayed throughout the premises. This caused extensive damage which cost around £10,000 to repair.
Details of the offence and Price’s image was shown on BBC Crimewatch Live in March 2021, in an appeal for members of the public to provide information as to his whereabouts.
Price was arrested in Nottinghamshire on 26 March 2021.
Rich Dancey, Detective Sergeant at Staffordshire Police, said: “The loss of greatly sentimental and valuable jewellery, combined with the scale of the damage caused, incurred significant distress to the victim and their family. Price pleaded guilty at an early opportunity, and his prison sentence reflects this.
“Hopefully, this will provide some closure for the victim and demonstrate that Staffordshire Police will continue to pursue offenders who cause harm to our communities and place them before the courts in order to bring them to justice.”