Police caught Barrow burglar carrying copper piping
Last updated at 12:00, Friday, 10 January 2014
A BARROW burglar who attempted to take metal piping from an empty flat has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.
Ian McDonald, 40, of Longway, pleaded guilty to burglary from a property other than a dwelling when he appeared at Furness Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Police responded to a call after residents heard noises coming from an abandoned flat in Adelphi Court, Barrow, on December 5 last year.
When officers arrived, they found McDonald backing out of the kitchen area carrying copper piping.
McDonald was ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs, a £60 victim surcharge and £50 compensation.
First published at 11:59, Friday, 10 January 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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He got off light, who is to fund the repairs to this building to make it habitable again, they should be made to pay for everthing to be put back the way it was before he damaged it trying to get money , IMO This would be a better deterrent then the standard slap on the wrist.
Oh dear, seems he got more "Copper" that day than he bargained for!