Sunderland burglar jailed

13 Oct 2017 12:15 PM

Darren McGowan [View Full Size]

A burglar who smashed a window to break into a Sunderland home has been put behind bars.

 On the morning of Sunday, September 3, Darren McGowan threw a plant pot at a ground floor window of the property in Thornhill Park. Once inside he carried out an untidy search of the place before making off with numerous computers,  sentimental  jewellery and costume jewellery.  

 Police soon caught up with him in Tunstall Park where he was arrested.

 On Tuesday (October 10) the 38 year old, from Bridge Street North in the city, was sentenced to three years seven months and seven days after being found guilty of burglary, possession of a pointed bladed article and possession of amphetamine and cocaine.

 During the police investigation detectives worked relentlessly to ensure he was put before the courts.

 Detective Chief Inspector Lee Gosling said: “McGowan carried out this burglary in broad daylight, he smashed a window in broad daylight with complete disregard. We have a team of dedicated detectives who work tirelessly, to catch burglars committing house burglaries and I want to thank the detectives involved in this case and I hope residents in the city feel reassured of the efforts we are going to get burglars like McGowan off the streets. If you commit burglary in Southern Area Command this is the kind of tenacious investigation you can expect ”



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