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Man in Northamptonshire jailed for 101 burglaries


Northampton: A 41-year-old career criminal from Wellingborough has been jailed for committing 101 burglaries in just three months. After vowing to commit an offence for every day served during a previous prison sentence.

Bitter Brian Plumb was pleaded guilty to five burglaries and asked for 96 other offences to be taken into consideration when he appeared at Northampton Crown Court last week.

In 2012 Plumb was sentence to three-year jail carrying out burglaries in Northampton and escaping from custody at an open prison in Buckinghamshire and now he has been jailed for six years and eight months.

Plumb committed each the offences between June and August this year at properties in Northampton, Wellingborough and Kettering. He was responsible for many more offences committed over the summer.

He was arrested on August 30 when passers-by heard glass smashing and saw Plumb climbing into the window. He immediately called the police. The Police entered the house and found Plumb hiding in the loft.

Detective Inspector Helen Knight, from CID, said: “Brian Plumb is a career criminal who vowed to commit an offence for every day that he had served in a previous prison sentence and it’s clear he was serious about that vow.

“He has expressed remorse for his actions and sympathy for his victims.

“Unfortunately, none of the stolen property has been recovered.”

Sentencing him Judge Lucking QC stated she had “never seen” such an extensive list of admitted offences by an individual.

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