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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Burglar is jailed after wrongly targeting Drighlington family home in bid to steal cannabis stash

Burglar is jailed after wrongly targeting Drighlington family home in bid to steal cannabis stash
Burglar is jailed after wrongly targeting Drighlington family home in bid to steal cannabis stash

Burglar is jailed after wrongly targeting Drighlington family home in bid to steal cannabis stash

A 24-year-old man is today starting a jail sentence after a burglary gang hoping to steal a stash of cannabis went to the wrong house.
Two days before the night-time attack on a family home in Hammond Crescent, Drighlington, a neighbour spotted two men in a Mitsubishi Shogun vehicle driving up and down the road and prosecutor Stephanie Hancock said the pair were effectively "casing" the property.
On the night of the attempted burglary in April Kyle Thompson and two accomplices turned up at the house at about 10pm and tried to kick in the door.


Miss Hancock told Bradford Crown Court yesterday that the occupants of the house were in bed and when Craig Simpson ran downstairs he was confronted by the would-be intruders who were all wearing balaclavas.
The court heard that the door chain prevented the men from getting into the house, but they kept asking Mr Simpson:"Where's the weed?"
"Mr Simpson repeatedly told them that they had the wrong address and he wasn't growing any cannabis there."
Miss Hancock said the men were persuaded to leave and they fled in the Shogun vehicle, but Thompson dropped a bag at the scene which was later found to contain his bank card.
Thompson, who had previous convictions for offences of robbery and burglary, was also picked out during ID procedures by the neighbour who took down the registration number of the Shogun.



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