Serial burglar admitted crimes at Chelmsford Crown Court

Confession from a serial burglar

Confession from a serial burglar

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A SERIAL burglar has been jailed for stealing more than £30,000 of property.

A court heard Joseph Lamb was in prison when he contacted police and said he wanted to wipe the slate clean.

By the time he finished his confession, police had details of 26 burglaries and attempted burglaries throughout Essex.

Lamb, 27, admitted two burglaries and one attempted burglary and asked for 23 similar matters to be considered when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court.

He was jailed for a total of three years for these offences.

The court heard Lamb broke into a house in Whitehouse Meadows, Leigh, and stole jewellery worth £4,435 in January this year.

A few days later, on January 9, a house in Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend, was broken into and jewellery worth £5,620 was stolen. None of the property, with a total value of £32,967, was recovered, the court heard.

Lamb also tried to enter a house in Chipping Hill, Witham, on January 7.

His lawyer, Richard Conley, told the court Lamb wanted to clear up other offences he had committed to “wipe the slate clean”.

He added Lamb was also planning to change his life when he came out of prison.

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9:20am Sun 20 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

"jewellery worth £5,620 was stolen. None of the property, with a total value of £32,967"

Mmmm I suspect people have not been entirely truthful regarding insurance claims.
"jewellery worth £5,620 was stolen. None of the property, with a total value of £32,967" Mmmm I suspect people have not been entirely truthful regarding insurance claims. supermadmax
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12:51pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Nelly99 says...

Heavier sentence could be because they got nothing back. A fare dodger paid back 40 grand and got off and retained anonimity. Anyway it is good to know that he will be changing his wife when he gets out!
Heavier sentence could be because they got nothing back. A fare dodger paid back 40 grand and got off and retained anonimity. Anyway it is good to know that he will be changing his wife when he gets out! Nelly99
  • Score: 1

1:36pm Sun 20 Apr 14

The police are Corrupt - f5ck em says...

Nelly99 wrote:
Heavier sentence could be because they got nothing back. A fare dodger paid back 40 grand and got off and retained anonimity. Anyway it is good to know that he will be changing his wife when he gets out!
Its against peoples human rights to publish names without permission etc..
[quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: Heavier sentence could be because they got nothing back. A fare dodger paid back 40 grand and got off and retained anonimity. Anyway it is good to know that he will be changing his wife when he gets out![/p][/quote]Its against peoples human rights to publish names without permission etc.. The police are Corrupt - f5ck em
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3:46pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Nelly99 says...

The police are Corrupt - f5ck em wrote:
Nelly99 wrote: Heavier sentence could be because they got nothing back. A fare dodger paid back 40 grand and got off and retained anonimity. Anyway it is good to know that he will be changing his wife when he gets out!
Its against peoples human rights to publish names without permission etc..
Not if they are guilty and he was. Part of the agreement was that his name wouldn't be published.
[quote][p][bold]The police are Corrupt - f5ck em[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: Heavier sentence could be because they got nothing back. A fare dodger paid back 40 grand and got off and retained anonimity. Anyway it is good to know that he will be changing his wife when he gets out![/p][/quote]Its against peoples human rights to publish names without permission etc..[/p][/quote]Not if they are guilty and he was. Part of the agreement was that his name wouldn't be published. Nelly99
  • Score: 2

4:05pm Sun 20 Apr 14

runwellian says...

The police are Corrupt - f5ck em wrote:
Nelly99 wrote:
Heavier sentence could be because they got nothing back. A fare dodger paid back 40 grand and got off and retained anonimity. Anyway it is good to know that he will be changing his wife when he gets out!
Its against peoples human rights to publish names without permission etc..
But they publish all the names and ages of folk involved in vehicle accidents, burglaries etc so why was the fare dodger any different?
[quote][p][bold]The police are Corrupt - f5ck em[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: Heavier sentence could be because they got nothing back. A fare dodger paid back 40 grand and got off and retained anonimity. Anyway it is good to know that he will be changing his wife when he gets out![/p][/quote]Its against peoples human rights to publish names without permission etc..[/p][/quote]But they publish all the names and ages of folk involved in vehicle accidents, burglaries etc so why was the fare dodger any different? runwellian
  • Score: 1

5:17pm Sun 20 Apr 14

danger2013 says...

Never seen the point in confessing to crimes the police are not aware of. Just makes you look like even more of a prolific offender. If the police dont know about it, chances are they never will. Unless new evidence suddenly appears out the blue. Obviously not a bright spark this lad.
Never seen the point in confessing to crimes the police are not aware of. Just makes you look like even more of a prolific offender. If the police dont know about it, chances are they never will. Unless new evidence suddenly appears out the blue. Obviously not a bright spark this lad. danger2013
  • Score: -1

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