Man jailed for Barnstaple creeper burglary

A man has been jailed for burglary after being filmed in the act by camera’s set up by the home owner.

Ross Wyborn was captured on camera after he entered and attempted to burgle a house on Salem Street, Barnstaple in September, whilst the occupants were asleep in the property.

Wyborn, aged 22 from Forches Avenue, Barnstaple pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court on Thursday (22nd December) and was sentenced to jail for two years and four months.

Detective Constable Terry Hodgson from Barnstaple CID, said “Wyborn’s actions in creeping into the victim’s home has left a significant impact on her health, and it is my hope that the sentence given by the court helps her to recover from the incident and to once again feel safe in her own home.

“We ask that people remain vigilant and to look out for each other; if you see anything suspicious then always report it as the information could prove vital to any investigation.

“This type of crime is uncommon and I am pleased to see the courts hand down a strong sentence in this case. North Devon will be a safer place this Christmas with Wyborn in prison.”

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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