Burglar jailed for three years for breaking into house in Sheffield

Burglar Carl Platts
Burglar Carl Platts
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A burglar has been locked up for three years for breaking into a house in Sheffield.

Carl Platts, aged 29, of no fixed abode, was jailed for raiding a house on The Plantin, Halfway, by smashing the rear patio doors on 12 July last year.

He stole a number of items from the house including jewellery and electrical equipment.

Sheffield Crown Court heard Platts attempted to evade arrest but was located by officers, with the assistance of the police helicopter and a police dog, on Athelstan Road, Richmond.

He initially denied the offence but then changed his plea before he was due to stand trial.

PC Christopher Cheung, who investigated the burglary, said: “Burglary is an incredibly intrusive crime that can leave the victims feeling vulnerable and frightened to be in their own home.

“Platts was an aggressive man to deal with and showed no remorse for his crime, only changing his plea to guilty the evening before the trial.

“He will have plenty of time to think about his inconsiderate and selfish actions now he is behind bars and I hope it sends a clear message out to those who choose to commit crime that it will not be tolerated.”