Coalville burglar sentenced

Issued on 12/9/18 at 4:07 p.m.

A 42-year-old man from Coalville has been sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to burglary.

On Monday (10 September), Leigh Green of Verdon Crescent, appeared at Leicester Crown Court where he admitted committing the offence earlier this year.

The offence happened sometime between 6pm on Wednesday 27 June and 10am the following morning, at an address in Greenhill Road, Coalville.

The occupants where away from the property when Green entered the house by forcing open the patio doors and stole a large number of items including computer equipment.

He also gained entry to the garage and removed a quantity of tools.

Green was arrested the following month after blood containing his DNA was found at the scene.

Detective Constable Mike Steer was the investigating officer, he said: “The victims in this case were understandably shocked to find their home had been burgled and their property stolen when they returned to the address.

“Green initially denied the offence but the strength of the evidence against him resulted in him admitting his involvement when he appeared in court on Monday.

“I hope this outcome will send a strong message to anyone intent on committing a similar crime that they will be investigated and brought to justice.”

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