Michael Janes walked into the Cambridge venue on February, pulled a software out from his sleeve earlier than prizing opening a cupboard.
He then stole two rings – a gold ruby ring value £16,675 made by Malcolm Betts and an 18-carat gold emerald and ruby ring value £9,500 made by Barbara Christie – earlier than leaving the gallery.
Neighbourhood officers recognized Janes via CCTV photos and he was arrested a number of days later and located with a black locking knife.
At Cambridge Crown Court docket earlier this month (18 March), Janes, (44), of Essendyke, Bretton, was sentenced to eight months in jail after pleading responsible to theft and possession of a knife.
PC Rocca, who investigated, stated: “Janes entered the gallery with the intention of stealing gadgets. Officers searched his residence and addresses linked to him however sadly the gadgets had been by no means recovered.
“Janes was on the constabulary’s Built-in Offender Administration scheme being assisted alongside partnership companies to assist him, nonetheless he continued to offend regardless of being provided and taking assist.”