Man described as a ‘career burglar’ jailed for over two years Date published: 5th July 2016 1.32pm

A man described by a judge as a ‘career burglar’ has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

Matthew Green, 26, of Melbourne Road in Chester pleaded guilty to a burglary dwelling he committed on 4 June 2016 at the home of an elderly woman.

The victim, aged 92, was alone when she was disturbed by Green in the upstairs bedroom as he took her jewellery. He was chased by police and arrested on Morton Road 15 minutes after the offence was reported. The jewellery was recovered by a police dog close to where Green was arrested.

DS Ian Smith of Chester Policing Team, said: “Green’s actions have had a devastating effect on his victim, leaving her feeling anxious and nervous. He thoroughly deserves to be behind bars and I’m pleased justice has been served.”

Green pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court on 4 July 2016.