A “career burglar” who targeted properties across London has been jailed for four years.

Aldo Jones, 47, of Victoria Avenue, Wembley, was arrested on Friday December 13 after officers saw him enter a house in Fellows Road, Camden and found him in possession of a purse taken from the property.

Jones was also charged with stealing a purse from a member of staff at Bentley Laboratories in Church Way, Edgware, last January.

Investigating officer PC Pedro Alonso said: “I believe that Aldo Jones is a career burglar who has served previous terms of imprisonment for burglary offences committed across numerous London boroughs. The offence of burglary can have a painful and long-lasting effect on its victims.”

Jones pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary on Friday, January 3 at Harrow Crown Court and was jailed for four years.