Sean Iceton, 19, who confessed to breaking into 250 homes back in jail 12 WEEKS after his release

One-man crimewave, 19, who confessed to breaking into 250 homes is back in jail 12 WEEKS after his release
Sean Iceton, 19, was jailed in 2011 for committing more than 250 burglaries
But just 12 weeks after release, he has been convicted for the same crimeTeenager told court he was forced to burgle as he couldn't get a job
Iceton was jailed for two years and four months at Leeds Crown Court

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Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED:

17:22 GMT, 28 March 2013

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UPDATED:

10:43 GMT, 29 March 2013

One-man crime-wave: Sean Iceton, who committed more than 250 burglaries before he was 17, has been jailed again

Sean Iceton, who committed 250 burglaries before he was 17, has been jailed weeks after being released from a young offenders institution

A teenager who was jailed for breaking into more than 250 homes before he was even 17 has been convicted again for the same crime just weeks after being released from prison.

Sean Iceton, 19, was jailed in 2011 after pleading guilty to a vast number of break-ins and stealing goods worth 740,000 while working as part of a 'feral' gang of young criminals.

Repentant Iceton even took police officers on a tour of Leeds in West Yorkshire to point out all the properties he had targeted and what he had stolen from them.

But just 12 weeks after being released from a young offenders' institution, Iceton, 19, has been convicted of breaking into more homes.

Duncan Ritchie, prosecuting, told Leeds Crown Court that Iceton and another man targeted a home in Pudsey, Leeds, in February this year.

They stole car keys, house keys, an iPad, iPhone and a handbag.

A tracking device fitted to the iPad led officers to nearby Bramley, where Iceton was arrested.

He pleaded guilty to burglary and asked for seven other offences to be taken into consideration by the court.

Richard Reed, mitigating, said Iceton could not find work as a joiner after being released from prison, so returned to burglary.

Judge David Hatton QC jailed Iceton for two years and four months.

Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Inspector Ian Scott, of North West Leeds police, said: 'Iceton has an absolutely appalling number of crimes to his name and behind each one there is the real human misery that burglars like him cause.'

Two years ago, the thief was part of an organised team which carried out the offences over a 12-month period, using profits to fund drugs and alcohol addictions.

At the time he wrote a letter which stated: 'I am sorry for all the victims. I expect a prison sentence and when I get out I am going to get a job.'

Behind bars: Iceton, 19, was jailed for two years and four months at Leeds Crown Court, pictured, just 12 weeks after being released from a young offenders institution

Behind bars: Iceton, 19, was jailed for two years and four months at Leeds Crown Court, pictured, just 12 weeks after being released from a young offenders institution