• Man sentenced 25 years for art and jewelry robbery


    WOBURN, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A Boston man was found guilty of stealing more than $500,000 worth of art and jewelry, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.

    50-year-old George Correa, is already serving a 10-year prison sentence for another case of breaking and entering. Last week, a judge in Middlesex Superior Court found Correa guilty of being a habitual offender, and sentenced him to 20 years in prison for breaking and entering, and another five years for larceny.

    In 2009, Correa and still-unidentified accomplices broke into a Boylston Street hom on Newton by climbing through a window. The home alarm system alerted the police, but before police arrived, Correa stole including diamond earrings and bracelets, men's and women's gold watches, and two original oil paintings valued at more than $15,000 each.  

    Eight days later, police arrested Correa and found a watchband from a $15,000 watch in his home safe. The other stolen items have still not been recovered.

    Correa will begin serving his sentence for these crimes after his current 10-year prison sentence is up.

    "This defendant has a history of breaking and entering, violating people's homes and stealing valuable items," District Attorney Ryan said in a statement.  "This verdict takes a career criminal off of our streets for a very long time."

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