Creswell burglar is jailed for shed raids

Pictured is Adam Sutton, 26, of Creswell, who has been jailed for eight weeks after pleading guilty to committing a burglary.

Pictured is Adam Sutton, 26, of Creswell, who has been jailed for eight weeks after pleading guilty to committing a burglary.

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A thief has been jailed for eight weeks just days after he was released from prison for a previous conviction.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday how Adam Sutton, 26, of Linden Road, Creswell, was spotted breaking into two sheds at a home in the Model Village and stealing a music system.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “Two callers observed Sutton.

“They saw him approaching a property with a torch and a screw driver and he was trying to prise open the door of a shed. He had opened a shed door and was looking inside and he walked down the road with a number of items and minutes later he returned with another male and walked away with items.”

Sutton told police he had been with friends and had been made aware the property was unoccupied.

He told officers he had pulled the hinges off one of the sheds, stolen music speakers and had sold them.

Mrs Allsop explained Sutton has previous convictions for dishonesty and had been released from prison five days before the burglary.

Sutton pleaded guilty to committing the burglary after the offence on July 1 and admitted failing to attend a probation meeting.

The defendant said he had wanted to comply with the probation service and was willing to comply with a community order. But magistrates sentenced Sutton to eight weeks in custody. He was also ordered to pay a £180 court charge and £200 compensation.