A burglar who left his fingerprints on a window ledge after ransacking a property has been jailed for four years.
Michael Bass, 29 (17.08.85), unemployed of no fixed abode, was jailed for four years for burglary at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, 16 April, having previously denied the offence.
Police were alerted to a believed burglary at an address in Lewis Way, Dagenham, at 21:10hrs on 24 July 2014.
Entry was forced but there was no one inside.
The owner of the property confirmed to police the next day that a burglary had taken place and goods to the value of Â£700 taken.
Bass was identified after his fingerprints were found on the kitchen window ledge at the property showing where he had climbed inside.
Bass was arrested on 17 August 2014 in Essex by officers on a routine patrol.
During interview, Bass told police he was squatting at the...
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