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A Krupp Street man with a history of arrests was sentenced this week to 16 years to life in prison for a daylight jewelry heist at the high-security Park Lane Condominiums on Gates Circle on Oct. 21, 2003.

Ed Jackson, 43, was sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia on the basis of five previous burglary convictions in the last decade.

Jackson was found guilty of second-degree burglary, stolen property and criminal trespass counts in the theft of pearl necklaces and gold bracelets from the 10th-floor condo of a widow in her 80s.

Prosecutor Letizia P. Tagliafierro said Jackson was arrested in the lobby by Tim Miller, the superintendent of Park Lane, and building maintenance supervisor Dennis Zgoda moments after the thefts.

Tagliafierro said Jackson managed to get into the building by accompanying two elderly women through a rear entrance at about 2:30 p.m.

Jackson broke into the victim's condo while she was attending a luncheon.

Tagliafierro said the stolen jewelry was recovered under a trash bag in the stairwell, where Jackson left it after realizing he was spotted.

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