A man who attempted to sell a laptop computer and threw away an iPad, both of which had been stolen from his neighbourâ€™s house, has been jailed.
Luke Sheppard, 29, of Broadway, Bourn, tried to sell the MacBook Pro laptop at a Cambridge computer shop.
In police interview he said he had bought the laptop and an iPad from a man he met while walking from Cambourne to Bourn on May 6 this year.
Both items has been stolen from his neighbourâ€™s house in a burglary on the same day, along with 50 Euros in cash.
Sheppard denied the burglary but pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods.
On Tuesday (June 24), he was jailed for 10 months at Cambridge Crown Court â€“ six months for the handling stolen goods and a further four months for breaching a previous suspended sentence.
DC Paul Thornton, who investigated, said: “Sheppard attempted to sell the laptop computer and threw away the iPad because it was locked in full knowledge that they had been stolen.
“This is a crime the fuels burglary and the sentence given shows how seriously it is treated by the courts.â€