Wellingborough man jailed for 101 burglaries across the county

A man has been jailed for six years after admitting to 101 offences of burglary over a two-month period.

Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 9:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 4:43 pm
Brian Plumb

Brian Plumb, 41, of Wellingborough committed the offences between June and August this year at properties in Northampton, Wellingborough and Kettering.

He was arrested while committing an offence at a house in Wellingborough on August 30.

After hearing glass being smashed and seeing Plumb climb through a window, members of the public called police and surrounded the address while officers arrived.

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Once on the scene, officers entered the house and found Plumb hiding in the loft, he was arrested and initially charged with five counts of burglary.

However, through further investigative work and from visiting Mr Plumb while he was in prison awaiting his next court date, officers were able to establish that he was responsible for many more offences committed over the summer.

Plum appeared at Northampton Crown Court on September 28, where he admitted committing 101 offences, including further incidents which had not been reported to police.

He was sentenced to six years and eight months in custody.

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, she also praised the work of the officers who worked on the case, as well as the actions of members of the public who helped to capture Plumb.”