A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison today (Friday 1 February) after pleading guilty to a burglary on 30 September 2012.
Simon Carl Pass, from Firth Park, was give seven years for burgling a house on Hereward Road, Longley. The occupants were asleep in bed when the rear kitchen window was forced open and entry gained. Every room in the house was searched and high value electronic items and jewellery was stolen.
Police were alerted when a member of the public reported suspicious activity near the address. An officer with a police dog searched the area and detained the suspect a short distance away, recovering the stolen property.
The officer in the case DC Ian Chamberlain said:"This is a great result for the community and police. Burglary is one of the most intrusive and disturbing crimes. The sentence given reflects how serious and impactive burglary is upon its victims.
“Thanks to a vigilant member of the public, Pass was arrested and charged with burglary, that evening.”
The victim in this case said: "I am extremely pleased with the sentence given and I would like to thank the police for their work in putting this man away."