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Brazen burglar strikes again

15 Apr 2021

A man who was caught on CCTV trying to smash a window in order to burgle a home has been jailed.

Leon McPherson, 41, tried to smash the window of the property in Windmill Street, Peterborough, at 5.30pm on 4 September but was seen by the owner and made off.

A tin of loose change had been sat on the windowsill.

McPherson, of Axiom Avenue, Peterborough, pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and was sentenced to 15 months in prison at Peterborough Crown Court on Monday (12 April).

Detective Sergeant Justin Parr, who investigated, said: “McPherson was sentenced and sent to prison for a burglary offence in 2019, yet here he is brazenly attempting to do the same again.

“I am glad justice has been done today and McPherson is back behind bars.

“Burglary can have a devastating impact on victims, which is why tackling it is one of our priorities.”

Anyone with information about burglary should call police on 101 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

For online burglary prevention advice visit: https://bit.ly/3tmKmBo

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