Burglar stole from house in street where he lived - The Rugby Observer

Burglar stole from house in street where he lived

A BURGLAR who stole items from a house in the same Rugby street where he lived has been jailed.

At Warwick Crown Court, Colin Kennerk, 59, of Cambridge Street, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for burglary.

In the early morning of Wednesday May 10 this year, Kennerk and an accomplice entered a house on Cambridge Street through the front door.

The pair grabbed a laptop, a wallet, a purse, a mobile phone and a bottle of wine before leaving.

The victims were woken up by the sound of their dog barking, and on discovering the missing items, rang the police.

Officers conducted a house-to-house inquiry and obtained footage from a neighbour’s smart doorbell.

Reviewing the footage, the officers saw Kennerk wearing a distinct pair of trainers travelling towards the house, and back in the other direction carrying items.

Kennerk was arrested at his house in Cambridge Street less than three hours later, where police found stolen property belonging to the victims.

He pleaded guilty to the offence of burglary of a dwelling on June 16.

PC Max Warren of Rugby Police said: “This is a great outcome for us – in one evening, we were able to gather evidence, identify suspects, and make arrests which have led to a solid conviction.

“Thank you to the local community who provided us with the vital footage that we needed to find the suspects and return the victims’ property.”

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