Prolific burglar who targeted businesses jailed

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A prolific burglar, who targeted businesses in and around Bedford, will spend four years and six months behind bars.

Dean Jeffs, 45, of no fixed abode, was sentenced on Friday, October 25, 2019, at Luton Crown Court after pleading guilty to six burglary offences.

Jeffs committed a series of commercial burglary offences between 2 July and 18 July, where he stole hundreds of pounds worth of tobacco and alcohol, as well as causing tens of thousands of pounds damage to businesses.

In the early hours of 2 July, he gained entrance into a newsagents in Station Road, Flitwick, where he damaged the property and stole items, he lift blood at the scene.  He was also linked to a burglary offence on 5 July at 4.20am at Putnoe Service Station, where he smashed open a glass door.

On July 12 he gained entrance to a petrol station in Clapham Road, Bedford, but made off without taking anything. On the same day he later targeted a shop on the High Street, in Clapham, where he stole cigarettes.

On July 18, he gained entrance to a shop in Harrold by reversing a truck into the store. Jeffs and one other man entered the shop and stole cigarettes before being disturbed and making off. Officers arrived at the scene, and following a pursuit, Jeffs was tracked down by a police dog.

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