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Peterborough: Burglar Jailed
A man who stole from elderly victims in Peterborough has been jailed.
Jonathan Doherty, 28, broke into Bishopsfield, a complex for elderly people, in Mountsteven Avenue, through a conservatory door at about 4am on Saturday, May 18.
A care home assistant had been alerted that the door was open and on going to investigate saw Doherty walking along a corridor in a dark hooded top.
She notified a colleague and called police. A search was made of the both floors of the building before Doherty was seen hiding in bushes outside. He attempted to flee but was restrained and arrested.
Doherty had a brown purse on him, stolen from one of the flats, and further items were found in the bushes belonging to residents of two other flats.
Doherty, of Paston Lane, Peterborough, initially denied the offences but later pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary.
He's been jailed for two years and 10 months at Peterborough Crown Court.
Detective Sergeant Dave Taylor said: "Doherty targeted this accommodation because it houses elderly people and three residents had their properties broken into.
"Burglary can have a devastating effect on victims and the sentence handed down shows how seriously it is taken by the justice system."
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