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Man jailed for burglary and fraud in Bristol

John Beebe has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for burglary and fraud offences in Bristol.

Beebe, 40 of no fixed address in London, appeared at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 30 October) charged with dwelling burglary and fraud. He pleaded guilty to both charges and was sentenced to 154 weeks in prison.

He also admitted a further 26 commercial burglaries across Bristol and Bath which were taken into consideration during sentencing.

Beebe was arrested on 23 September having been identified by CCTV burgling a property on Henleaze Road in Henleaze, Bristol the previous day where he stole a wallet and £300 in cash, and bank cards which he used to buy scratch cards.

PC Kenny Brogan commented: “This is great result and we are really happy to see this serial burglar will spend the next few years in prison.

“We take burglary very seriously and are committed to working with our local residents to ensure their properties are safe and secure, apprehend those who choose to break the law and where possible return stolen belongings to the original owners.”

This is the latest positive result for Operation Remedy which has now been active for six months and is focussed on improving force performance, satisfaction and public confidence in relation to offences of dwelling burglary, illegal supply of drugs and knife crime. In the past six months, nearly twice as many burglary offenders have been brought to justice and there has been a 9% reduction in the number of burglaries compared to the previous year.