Man also spotted at earlier break-in attempt

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By Clevedon People | Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 07:00

A LITTLE Stoke man who attempted one shop break-in moments before pulling off a second has been jailed for 30 months.

Jimmy Young was seen with two others trying to burgle the Morrisons store in Clevedon, Bristol Crown Court heard.

Shortly afterwards he was part of a raid on McColls in Severn Beach.

Young, 35, of Orion Drive, pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and burglary following the incidents on April 4.

The recorder Mr Henry Martineau told him: “You’re no stranger to the dock. You’re no stranger to prison. You had a considerable record for burglary, mostly non-domestic, between 1992 and 2005.”

Timothy Hills, prosecuting, said a man called Jimmy bought a BMW estate car for £385 and gave the defendant’s address.

At 1am the next day the BMW was seen at Morrisons, when the security alarm activated as two men tried to force the shop door and a third kept watch.

Mr Hills said police were called, the car registration number was taken and the car was again seen after a raid on McColls, which netted the intruders £6,300 of tobacco, as well as alcohol and medicine.

Police later found the car in Stoke Gifford, and recovered Young’s fingerprints from a roll of foil inside, the court heard.

Officers spotted Young being driven near Cribbs Causeway and he was arrested.

Mr Hills said police found cigarette wrappings and tobacco at his home, as well as medicine and a training shoe which matched a shoe print taken at McColls.

Young initially made no comment, but in a second interview admitted his involvement in order to fuel a drug habit.

He asked for 22 burglaries or attempted burglaries to be considered.

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