Burglar stole about £1,500 of jewellery, court hears

A WELTON man has been accused of stealing about £1,500 of jewellery in two separate burglaries, Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard.

Matthew Watkins, 29, of Northfield Road has been charged with breaking into a home in Windsor Close, Sudbrooke on May 24, 2012 and stealing £1,075 of jewellery and jewellery boxes.

He is also accused of stealing about £550 of jewellery from a house in Eastfield Lane, Welton between April 5 and 19 this year.

Mr Watkins has indicated a guilty plea and the case is to be committed to Lincoln Crown Court for sentencing.