Cheshire news Jewellery thief captured after leaving his blood during house raid MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - John Pearce stole designer items and jewellery worth up to £12,000
Breaking News ! A burglar who stole up to £12,000 of jewellery from a house in Warrington has been jailed. John Pearce, 44, from Chester, was found guilty of burglary on Thursday (November 26) at Liverpool Crown Court. Pearce was sentenced to three years and six months in jail for burgling two houses in Warrington and another property in London. Pearce targeted a house on Ackers Road in the town on February 14 at some time between 8.35am and 12.30pm when it was unoccupied. He forced entry and stole a designer handbag, purse and sunglasses and more than 30 pieces of expensive jewellery. Read More Related Articles Driver reported for coronavirus breaches after travelling across the country to buy a car Read More Related Articles Woman faked terminal cancer to con friends out of thousands for dream Cheshire wedding Four days earlier Pearce broke into a house on Paul Street near to the town centre. While the home was unoccupied, Pearce entered the home and stole a number of items including a laptop and designer handbag. Pearce’s blood was also found on the curtains and cupboards around the house. After committing both burglaries Pearce sold the items he had stolen at two pawnbrokers in the town centre and at two others in Liverpool. He then travelled to London and was arrested on February 24 by officers at another property he was burgling.
. He was charged and pleaded guilty to his crimes at an earlier hearing. The items were recovered from the pawnbrokers by police and returned to the owners.
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Detective Constable Chris Little, from Warrington’s Local Policing Unit, said: “I am pleased Pearce is now behind bars facing the consequences of his actions. “He burgled two houses and stole large quantities of expensive jewellery and items in order to sell on in pawnbrokers to make a profit. This, along with his DNA being found at one of the addresses, led to him being identified and subsequently arrested while committing another offence. “Thankfully we have been able to recover some of the personal possessions he stole and return them to their owners.” David Keane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said: “Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home. This type of crime can change that and have a devastating effect on victims and the wider community. “I would like to praise the work of all the officers involved in the investigation who were able to return some of the items back to their rightful owners and deliver justice for them.”
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