A MAN who drove more than 150 miles to steal jewellery from a property in Worcester has been jailed.

Paul Capuvanno, 51, was told to ‘sort himself out’ by the judge after he was jailed for the offences committed between 2018 and earlier this year.

He is reported to be suffering from an underlying personality disorder and delusional and paranoid traits caused by long-term use of class A drugs, including crack cocaine, heroin and ecstasy, during his years of offending.

Paul Capuvanno drove to Worcester on October 24, 2019, from Bradford and broke into a house in the city during the daytime, smashing a window pane, setting off the home’s alarm, alerting neighbours, but not before he had stolen jewellery worth £13,000, but did drop some of it.

A crowbar found at the scene was forensically linked to Paul before his arrest.

He was jailed for a total of two years five months for the burglary he committed in Worcester, while 10 of the other charges he admitted are to run concurrently and the remaining six of the 17 charges will lie on file.

He will serve half that period, 14.5 months, less time on remand which amounts to about eight months.

He faced 17 charges including for burglary, possession of class A drugs, assaulting an emergency worker and shop and charity box thefts.

The court heard he headbutted an emergency worker, a police officer, on one of the occasions he was arrested.

He broke into the Victoria pub in Bradford, in September 2019, where he smashed a window and a door, stole £788 from a till and £38 from a charity box.

And in more of the charges, Capuvanno, and his ex-wife Donna Capuvanno, travelled by taxi to York to commit shop thefts in November 2018. The latter has already been sentenced for the offences.

They stole £651 worth of items from Asda and TK Maxx at Monk Cross Shopping Centre in York, where they used pliers to remove security labels, then taking them to the taxi they had arrived in to go back and commit more thefts.

In mitigation, the court heard Capuvanno has been unwell ‘for a large period of the time he has offended’.

His mitigating solicitor said: “If he is to put his life in order, he needs to sort himself out and keep away from prohibited substances.

“He is in a much better physical and mental shape than he has been for a very long time.”

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Richard Mansell QC, told Capuvanno: “It is time to sort yourself out.

“You are in a different place now. At 51, you face a choice now where to go next

“The offending here was committed to finance your drug habit.

“You are living proof, if it were needed, of the evils of controlled drugs, particularly class A drugs, heroin and crack cocaine, which you started abusing at least 17 years ago in around 2004, if not before.

“Not only has it led you down the path of a life of crime but it has seriously and adversely affected your mental health.

“I am not unsympathetic to the plight you have found yourself in and I suspect you have run up drugs debts, or fallen in with bad people, which may have motivated your offending.”