Burglar caught by estate agent

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A BURGLAR who was caught breaking into an empty house by an estate agent showing someone the property has been jailed for a year.

Simon Mapletoft, aged 34, broke into the house on Avondale Road, Chesterfield, on November 4 last year.

He was stealing lead and copper piping when he was interrupted by the estate agent who then called police.

Mapletoft, of Merrick Close, Loundsley Green, admitted burglary.