‘Career criminal’ sentenced to more than 7 years in prison

Bristol County District Attorney's Office. (WLNE)

NEW BEDFORD, (WLNE) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s office said a career criminal has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison on breaking and entering charges.

Court documents said 49-year-old Kevin Souto pleaded guilty to two felony counts of breaking and entering and two counts of larceny from a building.

New Bedford police said they were dispatched to Keene Street for a break-in in November, 2019.

According to police, Souto stole jewelry, a laptop and a teakettle from the 68-year-old homeowner.

Police said again in March of 2020, they responded to a Mount Pleasant Street home for another reported break-in.

Documents show Souto stole a Rolex watch, Tag watch, headphones and a white pillowcase.

Police said all stolen items were returned to their owners.

Souto had multiple prior convictions for breaking and entering and other larceny behavior, according to the district attorney.

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