Detective hopes jail sentence will 'wipe the smiles' off faces of smirking burglars - The Rugby Observer

Detective hopes jail sentence will 'wipe the smiles' off faces of smirking burglars

Rugby Editorial 1st Feb, 2023   0

SMIRKING criminals responsible for a crime spree in Rugby have been jailed.

A Warwickshire Police detective says he hopes prison sentences for Terry Hannifin and Sean Ryan – who were convicted of a total of nine offences committed in November last year – will ‘wipe the smiles off their faces’.

Hannifin, 33, of Houston Road, appeared at Warwick Crown Court on Friday (January 27) after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary, and one count each of theft of a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, theft and theft of a pedal cycle.

His accomplice Ryan, 31, of Skiddaw, pleaded guilty to burglary and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Hannifin and Ryan were both jailed for 33 months.

The pair were arrested after officers responded to a report of a burglary in Charles Street on November 15. Officers were on the scene within minutes and detained them nearby. A pair of nunchucks was seized from Ryan.

Hannifin also admitted to the theft of a pushbike from Junction One Retail Park on November 6, burglary and theft of a car at a showroom in Rugby on November 11, and theft of a wheel from a pedal cycle in Church Street on November 11.

Det Cons Matt Rapkins from Rugby Proactive CID said: “Hannifin is a prolific offender and his actions in November led to a huge amount of alarm and distress in the community.

“A prison sentence will hopefully wipe the smiles off both their faces.

“I hope this conviction reassures the community that we are committed to taking action to tackle offenders like Hannifin and Ryan who cause so much misery.”


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