MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County District Court sentenced who they call a “chronic burglar” to more than nine years in prison.

Police say 43-year-old Stewart Pesheck burglarized more than 20 homes in several communities, including Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Carver County, Deephaven, Edina, Hennepin County, Lakeville, Minneapolis, Maple Grove, south Lake Minnetonka and Washington County. Police in Edina report at least seven break-ins between April 1 and May 31, 2011.

According to a criminal complaint, Pesheck was caught in the act by police who spotted him leaving an Eden Prairie residence that had just been robbed on Monday. Police had been doing surveillance on Pesheck.

“He was very efficient and very quick at it,” said Sgt. Dennis Paulson with the Eden Prairie Police Department.

On July 11, Pescheck was specifically sentenced to 114 months in prison.

Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Monte Miller stated that the negotiated sentence was “a significant upward departure, uncommon in second-degree burglaries.” He added that the defendant “earned this sentence.”

Pescheck was also ordered to pay restitution of $30,567.89.