Jerry Hall burglar jailed
LONDON, England -- An antiques dealer was jailed for three years for stealing $10,000 of property from the home of actress and former model Jerry Hall.
David Bryce, 33, broke into Hall's home in London last September and stole computer equipment, candlesticks, jewels and other items while Hall's two-year-old son Gabriel and his nanny were asleep.
The burglary took place while Hall -- the former wife of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger -- was appearing as Mrs. Robinson in the West End play "The Graduate."
Bryce, who has 44 previous convictions including theft, was told his latest offence was "distressing to the whole of society." He had pleaded not guilty to burglary.
Judge Humfrey Malins, in sentencing at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, added: "It was a domestic burglary committed at night when the house was occupied, and this sort of burglary can result in people being frightened, upset and distressed on going back to their home.
"It's a very nasty and unpleasant crime."
Bryce, of north London, had left his fingerprints on a silver candlestick abandoned near Hall's house, police had said.
He had denied taking the items, and said during the trial that he had found a bag containing two of Hall's silver candlesticks while walking his dog in Richmond Park. Bryce added, that he had accidentally touched one of them.
His other convictions, dating back to 1980, also include assault and handling stolen goods.
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