A 'SNEAK in' burglar has been placed on a curfew until his next court appearance.

Jacob Telford who has been charged with four burglaries in Worcester will next appear at court on September 10 but in the meantime will be subject to a curfew with an electronic tag.

We have previously reported how police used CCTV and bank card records to catch the suspect.

Officers arrested the 20-year-old at 11pm on Wednesday, August 7, on suspicion of a burglary in The Arboretum which happened between 3.40pm and 4.25pm the previous day.

The victim was at home at the time and the offender climbed into the address and stole a wallet containing bank cards, which were subsequently used in shops around Worcester, including at the Commandery service station in Bath Road the same afternoon.

Staff at the service station gave the victim a CCTV image of the suspect, which was forwarded to police who subsequently arrested Telford, of Maple Avenue in Worcester.

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Following this, officers within Pro-Active CID Worcester – who focus on burglaries and drug supply – highlighted another three crimes where the offender sneaked in through an open window or insecure door, which they believed may be connected to the Arboretum crime.