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Man Jailed for Six years After Breaking Into a Pensioner’s Home in Birmingham Armed With Weapons

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A burglar who broke into an old person’s house in Kings Norton has been given a six-year prison sentence. Mark Jacobs, a 20-year-old from Courtway Avenue, Birmingham, admitted to the serious crime of burglary with violence at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday (25 July).

The break-in happened at about 12:30 am on 21 September last year when Jacobs and around five other men forcefully entered the home of a man in his 70s. They had weapons with them and pushed the old man out of the way, demanding money. But the man’s son was also inside the house and bravely confronted the burglars.

In a brave act of defending his family, the son fought with the burglars, making them run away from the house. During the struggle, he got hurt on his head and hands and had to get medical treatment. Thankfully, he is getting better now.

The police looked into the case very carefully, collecting evidence like CCTV footage from nearby places. Two officers from the neighborhood identified Mark Jacobs from the footage, making the case against him stronger. They also checked Jacobs’ mobile phone records, which showed that he was at the place of the burglary when it happened.

Because of all the strong evidence against him, Mark Jacobs pleaded guilty to the charge of burglary with violence. The judge gave him a prison sentence of six years as punishment for his terrible actions.

The police are still trying to find the other people involved in this crime. If you have any information that can help, please contact the police through Live Chat on their website or call 101. Make sure to mention the reference number 20/121308/23. If you want to stay anonymous, you can also share information with the independent charity Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

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The court’s decision to send Mark Jacobs to jail for six years shows that the community won’t tolerate such crimes and wants to keep everyone safe.

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