A MAN has been jailed for three years after burgling a home in a village near Salisbury.
During a hearing at Salisbury Crown Court on July 13, Sonnie Kerley, of Bishop Row, Longhedge, pleaded guilty to burgling a home in Homington in May.
As well as being jailed, Kerley was ordered to pay a surcharge of £228.
The court heard how on May 17, at around 3.30pm, Kerley was seen by neighbours targeting a house in the village.
He was then tracked by a member of the public, who was subsequently able to provide a detailed description of him.
The 33-year-old was arrested by officers and the stolen property, which included cash and a sentimental gold chain, was returned to the victim.
Local Crime Investigator, Beverley Sargent, said: “Kerley was spotted by a member of the public at the property, enabling officers to locate him quickly and ensure we were able to recover the stolen items and return them to the victim.
“I’d like to thank the community for their assistance throughout this investigation.
“Burglaries are a force priority as we understand that they can have a lasting and traumatic impact on victims.
“The thought of someone in your home, looking through your personal belongings can leave you feeling vulnerable and violated.
“We will always take reported burglaries seriously. If you have been a victim of a burglary, please do not hesitate to contact us on 101. If a crime is in progress, always call 999.”