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Four years behind bars for crook who went armed with a weapon

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A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison following a number of incidents in the Wisbech area.

Harry Smith, of no fixed address appeared at Norwich Crown Court after pleading guilty to offences including burglary and robbery at an earlier hearing.

It relates to two incidents that happened on November 18 2019. Smith broke into a property on Hickathrift Field in Marshland St James in the early hours of the morning. He was disturbed by the victim before making off from the scene.

Later that night Smith entered a business premise on Church Terrace in Outwell armed with a weapon before making threats to a member of staff and demanding money. He subsequently stole between £100-£200 before running off.

Following enquiries, officers linked Smith to both offences and a number of other incidents in Cambridgeshire.

Smith was last week (Wednesday 11 August) sentenced to a total of four years in prison.

Investigating officer DC Vicki Homer said: "I am extremely pleased with the sentence that Smith received last week as it reflects all the hard work completed during this investigation.

"These incidents are extremely upsetting to the victims and we hope the fact we have secured this conviction will give some closure to those he targeted.

"We would like this to be a message that we will not tolerate this kind of activity in Norfolk and will not hesitate to bring violent offenders to justice.

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