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Heroin addict jailed for burglary

PUBLISHED: 20:00 14 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:55 03 March 2010

A 19-year-old heroin addict has been jailed for two and a half years for burglary.

Mohammed Kulasi, targeted three homes belonging to US Airforce personnel and broke into them while the occupants were away, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

A 19-year-old heroin addict has been jailed for two and a half years for burglary.

Mohammed Kulasi, targeted three homes belonging to US Airforce personnel and broke into them while the occupants were away, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Kulasi stole a mobile telephone, a BMX bike, a video camera and a mini disc player.

Mr Recorder Karim Khalil said: "These were all items which would be easily sold to feed your heroin addiction."

The court heard that Kulasi of St Johns Close, Mildenhall had asked for six similar offences to be taken into consideration. The total value of items taken by Kulasi was more than £4,000. Kulasi was also caught driving while disqualified.

Mr Khalil said the offences were all carried out within a four-week period.

The court heard that Kulasi had a previous criminal record, including theft and burglary.

Hugh Vass mitigating said Kulasi's offending was linked to his addiction to heroin and asked for a drug treatment and testing order to be imposed instead of custody. However, Mr Khalil said the offences were so serious that only custody could be justified.

He sent Kulasi to a young offenders' institute for a total of two and a half years and disqualified him from driving for two years.


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