A man has been sentenced to prison after burgling a house in Sheerness in August 2012.
Andrew Thomas McNair, aged 36, of Admirals Walk, Minster-on-Sea, attended Maidstone Crown Court on 28 January 2013 and was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.
Kent Police was called on 15 August 2012 to a report of a burglary at a property in Warden Road, Eastchurch. It was reported to police that a window had been smashed and a replica gun had been stolen. McNair was stopped the same day and arrested in connection with the incident. He was later charged with burglary and theft.
Investigating officer DC Rob Sircar said: 'This result shows we are committed to bringing offenders to justice and we will continue to provide support to the victims.
'There are a number of things you can do to reduce the chance of becoming a victim of burglary. Ensure windows and doors are locked when you are out and avoid leaving valuable items on display. I'd also urge people to security mark their valuable items.'
Get more crime prevention advice by reading Your guide to protecting your home and garden.
Posted on: Tuesday 5 February 2013