Three years each for men who committed Northampton burglary
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Two men have been sentenced to just under three years in prison each for burgling a house in Northampton.
On the evening of December 6, 2021, Jermaine Lewis, 40, and Stacey Barlow, 41, broke into a house in Gillsway, Kingsthorpe, while the occupant lay upstairs in bed.
Once inside they stole a mobile phone, cash and multiple bank cards, which they then used to make contactless transactions at numerous local supermarkets and service stations.
An investigation was launched by the Force’s Burglary Team with Lewis and Barlow arrested and charged a short time later.
At Northampton Crown Court last week (February 1), both men were sentenced to two years and four months for the burglary and a further six months for the fraud.
Lead Investigator – PC Chris Perkins from the Burglary Team, said: “I welcome the sentences handed out to Jermaine Lewis and Stacey Barlow as it shows the seriousness with which breaking into someone’s home is taken.
“People often underestimate how violating it can feel to be burgled as your home is the one place where you’re meant to feel safe.
“That’s why Northamptonshire Police take home invasions so seriously and why we are relentless in making sure offenders are brought to justice.”