A man who broke into three Brooklyn apartments stealing jewelry, electronics and more has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.

Staten Island man Casey Knight, 53, was sentenced in Brooklyn for the string of residential burglaries of Brooklyn apartments, that took place while owners weren’t home.

“This defendant is a serial burglar who has shown that he will continue to invade the sanctity of people’s homes if he remains at large, necessitating this prison sentence,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.

According to an investigation, in October 2018 a man returned to his Sudyam Street home in Bushwick and heard noises from the basement and then saw Knight run out through a cellar door. Two laptops were missing, and video surveillance captured Knight entering the house through the cellar door.

Then, days later, a woman was alerted that the alarm at her Lafayette Avenue home in Bedford-Stuyvesant has been activated. About $13,000 worth of jewelry was missing from her roommate’s bedroom and video surveillance captured Knight break a windowpane of a door and enter the apartment.

Finally, a man who left for vacation at the end of October 2018 returned to his Clifton Place apartment in Clinton Hill in November to find various electronics, a bicycle and a guitar missing. Fingerprints lifted from the living room matched Knight.

Knight was sentenced by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Hecht to three consecutive prison terms of two to four years, for a total of six to 12 years, following his guilty plea earlier this month to three counts of third-degree burglary.


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