Jailed: Hatfield burglar who stole almost £3,000 worth of stock from Ickleford Stores

PUBLISHED: 06:57 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:09 05 September 2017

Anthony Desmidt has been jailed for 24 months. Picture: Herts police

Anthony Desmidt has been jailed for 24 months. Picture: Herts police

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A burglar who broke into a village shop near Hitchin and made off with almost £3,000 worth of stock has been jailed.

Anthony Desmidt, of Feather Dell in Hatfield, broke into Ickleford Stores on July 24 and stole stock worth £2,939.06.

The 23-year-old, who used to live in Ickleford, pleaded guilty to burglary.

Passing sentence at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, Deputy Circuit Judge William Kennedy sentenced him to 24 months behind bars.

Desmidt’s previous record includes a string of burglaries in Hitchin during June 2015, whose targets included two schools.

Det Insp Mike Keane from North Herts’ local crime unit, said: “We are pleased with the outcome of this sentencing as Anthony Desmidt is a prolific offender, who stole alcohol worth a significant amount of money as part of this crime.

“We will not put up with such offenders in North Herts, and will do everything possible to apprehend them and to continue to drive down burglary.”

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