Norfolk

Norwich jewellery thief snared by shop shutters jailed

  • 24 May 2013
  • From the section Norfolk

A 29-year-old jewellery thief who was trapped in a shop foyer when staff brought down security grilles has been jailed for a total of 14 months.

Daniel Hutton of Lothian St Norwich, grabbed items worth nearly £4,000 after using a hammer to smash the windows of Dipples in Swan Lane in February.

He had pleaded guilty to burglary and theft at a hearing earlier this year.

Hutton was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on 17 May. He also admitted four unrelated counts of theft.

He was given 12 months for the burglary and two months for the first theft count and the other three, which were to be concurrent.

At the time, manager Chris Ellis, 34, said they had decided to put the grilles down to try to secure the shop, thinking he would run away.

"But he didn't," said Mr Ellis.

"The grille came down slowly but he kept hammering and was captured."

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