Sheffield man jailed for burglary spree

Sheffield burglar Cohen Roberts.
Sheffield burglar Cohen Roberts.

A Sheffield man has been locked up for five years for committing a string of burglaries.

Cohen Roberts, aged 23, admitted three burglaries in January this year in Sheffield and Rotherham, and confessed to an additional burglary in Sheffield in June 2014.

Sheffield Crown Court heard how the first burglary was reported on Friday, June 20, last year, at a property on Jaunty Avenue in Basegreen. Roberts forced entry to the address but left empty handed.

On Sunday, January 4, he committed a burglary at a property on Carter Hall Road in Gleadless. He again forced entry and stole a quantity of cash.

Roberts committed the next burglary just four days later on Thursday, January 8, at a property on Wales Road in Kiveton. He forced entry into the property but left empty handed.

Again just four days later on Monday, January 12, he forced entry to a property on Thorncliffe Lane in High Green. He stole £4,000 of electrical equipment and jewellery.

Roberts, of Ravenscroft Crescent, Stradbroke, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday, Wednesday, May 27.

After the hearing, detective constable Patrick Allerton said: “Burglary is an incredibly intrusive and distressing crime and Cohen gave no thought or consideration to his victims when he forced entry to their homes.

“He will have plenty of time to think about his inconsiderate and selfish actions now he is behind bars, and I hope it sends a clear message out to those who choose to commit crime that it will not be tolerated.”