Gateshead burglar jailed
01 Feb 2016 11:19 AM[View Full Size]
Kevin Anthony Hordon is now behind bars thanks to the good work of the Central burglary team.
Hordon, who is 42 and from Mary Street in Blaydon, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on January 25 charged with burglary with intent to steal and burglary OTD.
He pleaded guilty to the offences and was jailed for three years eight months.
The burglary took place on Saturday, July 25th, and involved Hordon using cutting equipment to cut a hole in the UPVC door of a house in Blaydon and get inside the home to steal a pay-per-view meter box containing cash.
Forensic officers managed to get DNA samples from the hole in the door which led them to arresting and charging Hordon.
The burglary OTD happened on November 15 (2014) at the Tandoori Kitchen takeaway in Newburn. He broke into the premises and stole electrical items including an iPad, DVD player, sat nav systems and a mobile phone.
Chief Inspector Steve Ammari said: "This is great work from the burglary team and by the 24/7 and Neighbourhood officers in Gateshead. This type of burglary and this particular MO is fairly unusual and it was down to their hard work and thorough investigation that Hordon is now off the streets and behind bars.
"I want residents to know that we will not stop targeting those criminals who break into people's homes and who cause so much misery in our communities.
"Protect your property and report anyone suspicious in your neighbourhoods to us and we'll take action."