Pair of burglars locked up for more than eight years
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Two men have pleaded guilty to burglary offences in Northampton and sentenced to a total of eight years and two months.
Lee Sherlock, 45, of no fixed abode, and Ricky Scarley, 42, of no fixed abode, broke into a property in Colwyn Road, Northampton, in the early hours of September 6, 2020.
Once inside they stole a number of items including a 42inch Smart Samsung TV, tablets, a wallet and a guitar. They then took the keys to a red Mini Cooper and drove off in the car.
Later that day, the pair were seen acting suspiciously in the Tesco Mereway carpark, having removed the number plate off a nearby car in order to replace the legitimate one on the Mini they’d stolen. They then tried to sell the Mini to a member of the public for £100.
They were both arrested and charged a short time later and at Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday, August 17, they pleaded guilty. Sherlock was sentenced to four years and two months in prison and Scarley was sentenced to four years in prison.
PC Mark Edkins from Northamptonshire Police’s Burglary Team, said: “As a result of our investigation I am pleased to say that Lee Sherlock and Ricky Scarley are now where they belong – behind bars.
“Burglars steal the possessions of hardworking people instead of working honestly in order to buy their own. We will not stand for this behaviour in our county and that’s why we will continue to crackdown hard on burglars.”