A persistent burglar who targeted a Bexhill victim more than once has been sent to prison for four years.
Jamie Ernest Robert Taylor, 25, admitted burgling a first-floor flat in London Road, Bexhill, on August 1 this year, for which he was jailed for 30 months.
In addition, two concurrent 18-month sentences imposed for previous offences, were activated, so that Taylor was sent down for a total of four years.
The break-in on August 1 involved Taylor forcing his way into the home of a 50-year-old man and threatening violence if he did not allow him to take money.
The court heard Taylor, of St James’ Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, had known his victim for several years, pestering him for food and cash, and on an earlier occasion breaking into his flat while he was out to steal electrical goods.
Detective sergeant Jason Tuck, who helped bring Taylor to justice, said: “I am pleased he is now in prison and I hope that his sentence will serve as a warning to others tempted to prey on innocent people that this sort of behaviour will be dealt with robustly and will never be tolerated.”
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