Man jailed for eight years for series of robberies and burglaries in and around Sudbury

A man has been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to committing a robbery in Sudbury.

Stuart Bocock, aged 30, and of Thorntondale Road, in Doncaster, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court yesterday, Tuesday, November 10.

It follows a robbery at 5.30pm, on December 18, 2019, where handbags containing jewellery, an i-phone, keys and other personal property were taken from a man and woman on Quay Lane, in Sudbury, who were placing the items into their parked car.

Bocock was arrested in Doncaster on June 11 on suspicion of robbery and was subsequently charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon – namely an axe.

At court, he also pleaded guilty to three burglaries. One that took place in the early hours of December 13, 2019, at Boots, on Market Hill, in Sudbury, when a large amount of perfume and after shave were taken.

He also pleaded guilty to a burglary that took place in the early hours of January 8 this year at Hennessey Lifestyle, on Sudbury Road, in Little Whelnetham, where the premises was broken into using a sledgehammer with cash stolen.

A further burglary took place the same morning at Nethergate Brewery, on Rodbridge Hill, in Long Melford, where a safe had been broken into.

Investigating officer DC Mulley said: “To see Bocock jailed is very satisfying as the damage and distress he caused in committing these acts was considerable. Burglary, which is a horribly intrusive crime, causes great upset and I can fully understand the effect this incidents would have had on the victims .A sentence like this acts as a deterrent to other would be burglars that the courts take this type of offending very seriously.”

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