A burglar who targeted his neighbours in West Cumbria has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Paul Carr, 30, of Moor Row, West Cumbria, had previously entered guilty pleas to burglary, fraud and handling stolen goods was sentenced November 23.
A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: “Carr is a serial offender with a history of committing offences of this nature. As such, he has received a significant custodial sentence.
“Crime of this nature – where someone enters your home address and steals your belongings – can have a devastating impact on a victim, which is why preventing burglaries and bringing burglars o justice is a major priority of the Constabulary.
“Anyone with information about a burglar in their community is urged to contact police today.”
Carr committed the offences on September 22 after carrying out a burglary at a property in Scalegill Road, Moor Row.
He had stolen items including money, cigarettes and bank cards.
The court heard how Carr then took the stolen bank card to a local Spar shop and used it to buy goods.
Cumbria Police had become aware of allegations against Carr following a Facebook post which was spotted by an off-duty officer.
The post was followed up and successful efforts were made to trace the victim, which resulted in Carr’s arrest on September 23.
Carr refused to answer almost all questions put to him in his police interview.
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