A burglar who targeted the same home three times has been jailed.Advertisement
Anthony Moss, 24, was sentenced to three years and four months after three offences at an address on Fulwood Row, Preston.
He had been charged with three counts of dwelling burglary with intent to steal, one count of attempted dwelling burglary, one count of theft from a motor vehicle and two counts of fraud by false representation.
Moss targeted the Fulwood Row home during the nights of Monday 23 September and Thursday 26 September last year.
He then attempted to burgle the house on Sunday 29 September but was discovered by the occupant.
He fled the scene and fractured his ankle jumping from a first floor balcony.
During the second burglary he stole a mountain bike from the car at the property after obtaining the keys.
He also used the homeowners debit and credit cards taken during the first burglary to purchase goods.
DI Warren Atkinson said; “This is an excellent result for the victims of the burglaries. Moss has shown little remorse for his offending, and clearly gave no consideration to the impact his offending, given he attempted to burgle the same house three times!
“Burglaries are an iconic crime, and all studies show these offences have a significant impact on the victims.
“This sentence sends out a strong message to anybody considering committing burglary offences in Lancashire, and all officers will continue to work hard to prevent burglaries and bring offenders to justice.”
Anyone with information or concerns about burglary can contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.