Caught on camera, the moment an intruder tried to escape after attempting to break into house in Medway Road, Ronkswood, Worcester

GOTCHA! The moment an intruder was caught on camera

GOTCHA! The moment an intruder was caught on camera

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THIS is the moment an intruder was caught red-handed on camera thanks to a quick-thinking neighbour.

The picture shows Darren Thomas trying to scramble over a back garden fence after he was caught trying to break-in to a house in Medway Road, Ronkswood, Worcester.

The 38-year-old, of Ribble Close, Ronkswood, came face-to-face with the householder after he returned home to let the dog out.

The burglar made a quick getaway, but thanks to this evidence he was identified quickly and arrested.

At Worcester Magistrates Court Thomas was given a four-month prison sentence suspended for two years for attempted burglary and a month for resisting a police officer following the incident on April 26.

He was placed under supervision for two years, ordered to undergo alcohol treatment for 12 months and was placed on an electronic curfew daily between 7pm and 7am.

He was also ordered to pay £100 compensation and an £80 victim surcharge.

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9:28pm Thu 3 Jul 14

PAT TINTON says...

Only four months? Almost worth it.
Only four months? Almost worth it. PAT TINTON
  • Score: 11

7:38am Fri 4 Jul 14

spider666 says...

PAT TINTON wrote:
Only four months? Almost worth it.
Four months --suspended--what a joke it was pure luck he was disturbed --I'm starting to think that sometimes crime does pay,they must be laughing at us all and the judicial system
[quote][p][bold]PAT TINTON[/bold] wrote: Only four months? Almost worth it.[/p][/quote]Four months --suspended--what a joke it was pure luck he was disturbed --I'm starting to think that sometimes crime does pay,they must be laughing at us all and the judicial system spider666
  • Score: 18

10:11am Fri 4 Jul 14

Old Uncle says...

Does he work? Is he on benefits? Are the benefits cheaper than prison?
Does he work? Is he on benefits? Are the benefits cheaper than prison? Old Uncle
  • Score: 0

10:39am Fri 4 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

now don't be a naughty boy . next time don't get caught!
now don't be a naughty boy . next time don't get caught! liketoknow
  • Score: 1

11:06am Fri 4 Jul 14

redman14 says...

What a joke!!!Shame the scum didn't try it in my back garden, my dogs would have had something to say about it!!
What a joke!!!Shame the scum didn't try it in my back garden, my dogs would have had something to say about it!! redman14
  • Score: 6

11:51am Fri 4 Jul 14

Perfman says...

Looks like he still lives at home with Mum & Dad - I bet they are proud of him......
Looks like he still lives at home with Mum & Dad - I bet they are proud of him...... Perfman
  • Score: 3

12:56pm Fri 4 Jul 14

orla nutting says...

....and do let us know when he pays the compensation ..... as if!
....and do let us know when he pays the compensation ..... as if! orla nutting
  • Score: 4

12:15pm Sat 5 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

How many months or years will it take for the householder to feel safe in his house. The value of what may of been stolen is nothing compared with the value of feeling safe in your own home. Shame on you.
How many months or years will it take for the householder to feel safe in his house. The value of what may of been stolen is nothing compared with the value of feeling safe in your own home. Shame on you. iamthebinman
  • Score: 2

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