Serial burglar pleads gulity to 70 break-ins, sentenced to 13 years

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 13 at 7:51 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A serial burglar was sentenced in a Louisville court room Thursday morning.

Richard Biscomb was given 13 years after he pleaded guilty to 70 burglaries.

According to court documents, Biscomb worked as a plumber and targeted home in the Highlands, St. Matthews, Prospect and Indian Hills neighborhoods between October 2011 and January – mostly stealing jewelry.

Biscomb said he would break in through windows and doors during the day while the homeowners were at work.
 
Prosecutors read victims impact statements from homeowners during the hearing.

“He stole more than things from me. He stole parts of my life. Invasion of my privacy. Walking into my home knowing a stranger ransacked my bedroom. Went through my drawers. I feel dirty. I have to look over my shoulder constantly,” the prosecutor said reading the victim’s statements.

Biscomb owes more than $122,000 in restitution to the homeowners.

As part of his plea agreement he helped police solve open burglary cases by riding along with officers and pointing out places he had burglarized.
 

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