GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Montgomery County man was sentenced to 55 years in prison Wednesday for a string of burglaries, officials said.
James Cobb, 30, of Germantown was found guilty for theft and burglary on July 29. Cobb and an accomplice burgled several homes and businesses in the Gaithersburg and Germantown area over the winter of 2013 and 2014, according to police records.
The two stole jewelry, electronics, tools and copper fittings from places where they used to work and their parents' friends' houses.
Police caught Cobb in the act during one of the burglaries. He had stolen more than $14,000 in jewelry, police said.
Cobb has a history of theft and assault related convictions dating back to 2003, according to police.