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MetiNews.Com - John Pearce tried to flog his loot in Liverpool pawnbrokers
Breaking News ! A blundering house burglar who stole £12,000 worth of designer goods was caught after leaving his spattered blood on curtains and cupboards of a home he'd ransacked four days earlier. John Pearce tried to flog what he pinched at pawnbroker shops in Liverpool and then travelled down to London to continue his criminal spree. The 44-year-old forced his way into a home on Ackers Lane, Stockton Heath, in Warrington, between 8.35am and 12.30pm on Valentine's Day. He forced open the back door and searched the property. He stole a designer handbag, purse and sunglasses and more than 30 pieces of expensive jewellery. Four days earlier, Pearce had broken into another house on Paul Street close to Warrington town centre, and stole a laptop and another designer handbag. John Pearce tried to flog what he pinched at pawnbroker shops in Liverpool and then travelled down to London to continue his criminal spree. (Image: cheshire police) But in the act of smashing the patio doors, he left spots of his blood on curtains and cupboards around the house which led to his later arrest. During the fortnight spree, Pearce then journeyed to London where he was caught red-handed trying to slip inside another home. Police arrested him at the scene. Keep up to date with news in your area by adding your postcode below: Despite Pearce answering no comment to the questions put to him, his DNA from the blood found at the property on Paul Street identified him and he was also recognised by staff he sold the items to.
. The items were recovered from the pawnbrokers by police and returned to the owners.
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Last Thursday, Pearce was jailed for three years and six months at Liverpool Crown Court. Detective Constable Chris Little, of Cheshire Police, 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.”
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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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