Burglar banged up
A window cleaner who burgled a house in Laddingford has
been jailed for two years 10 months.
Josh Allen, 21, of Loose Road, Maidstone, was door-knocking in
the Laddingford area in August, looking for window
cleaning work. A homeowner in Cleavesland didn’t answer her door
when she heard it knock, but a short time later found Allen in her
kitchen. Having been disturbed, he made off with only a box of
painkillers but his fingerprints were found on a box of a Smart
phone that was in the house.
Having pleaded not guilty, Allen was
convicted at Maidstone Crown Court and sentenced
DC Steve Hobbs from Kent Police said: “The fear caused to people
who find a burglar in their home should never be underestimated. We
pursue burglary suspects relentlessly, and the courts have
supported our efforts with a significant sentence. Allen was
disturbed during the course of the burglary and only got away with
a box of painkillers, and the victim is delighted with the sentence
that Allen received.”
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