Two men who broke into an elderly man’s house, stealing his car and bank card, are now serving 16-years bars for their crimes.
Martin Gaffoor, 41 and Richard Jordan, 43, were both found guilty of burglary and attempt burglary on Friday 20 April, following a four-day trial at Sheffield Crown Court.
In the early hours of one morning in October last year, a man in his 70s woke to find police at his house on Mowson Lane, Worrall. The back door of his house had been smashed and his car keys, car and bankcard had been taken.
An investigation was launched and as police began to make enquiries, officers were made aware of two further incidents as Detective Constable Dave Ollerenshaw, the investigating officer, explains.
“Later that morning, we became aware of two incidents on a nearby street where occupants and neighbours had been disturbed by two men, Gaffoor and Jordan, trying to break into their properties.
“We were given information that the pair were travelling in a Nissan Micra, with Jordan driving, and the car was stopped later that morning in the Wisewood area.
“Gaffoor and Jordan were both inside the car, with the bank card stolen from the house in Mowson Crescent in Gaffoor’s pocket. They were immediately arrested and brought into custody for questioning.”
The pair were jailed for their crimes after being convicted by a jury, with Gaffoor, of no-fixed address, being jailed for ten years and Jordan, of Birtlands Crescent, Handsworth, for six.
“The sentences handed out to Gaffoor and Jordan are substantial and a really good result for both our team and for the local community.
“Incidents such as these can have significant impact on the lives of victims, leaving people scared to be in their own home for example, which is why here in Sheffield we’re committed to tackling these crimes and bringing offenders before the courts.”
PICTURED: Gaffoor (left) and Jordan (right)
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