Two Merseyside men jailed for burglary at a Warrington home
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Two men from Merseyside have been jailed after admitting burgling a house in Warrington.
Allan Jones, 66, from Freemont Road, Liverpool and Peter Robinson, 57, from Chatsworth Road, Ainsdale appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on 26 July and pleaded guilty at their first hearing.
Robinson was sentenced to 27 months in prison while Jones was sentenced to three years in prison. Both men were fined £190.
The two men had broken into a house in Tourney Green, Warrington and stole a safe containing cash. They then fled the scene.
Following an investigation by Warrington proactive CID detectives, they discovered the two men had been in the area the day before to do a reconnaissance on the property.
Forensic evidence, along with CCTV and witness statements, put the men at the scene on both days and they were subsequently arrested. They denied their involvement but detectives continued to gather evidence.
DC Michael McDermott said: “Both men denied the offence until they got to court and realised the weight of evidence against them.
“I hope our determination to put these men before the courts reassures you that we do take burglary seriously and we do investigate them tenaciously - and with a raft of technology available to us.
“I’d also like to thank those who spotted suspicious activity and reported it to us. It shows the importance of being vigilant and looking out for friends and neighbours by telling us about suspicious activity or something that doesn’t seem right.
“I hope this is goes as a warning to those thinking of committing crime in Cheshire that with the help of our communities we are a formidable force determined to make our county a no go area for criminals.”