Burglar who went into sleeping victim's bedroom during early hours raid on house is jailed
A burglar who crept into his victim’s bedroom as he slept has been jailed.
Warren Anthony Kennick, 35, of Front Street, Shotton Colliery, smashed a glass door to get into the Langley Moor home in the early hours of Wednesday, September 23.
He went into bedroom where the householder was sleeping, with the victim waking to see a figure in the doorway with a lighter in his hand.
Fearing he would be hurt, the tenant escaped via the window.
Forensic tests from the house and items left behind led police to Kennick and he was charged with burglary.
He has now been jailed for 27 months at Durham Crown Court.
Detective Sergeant Sarah Hindmarsh said: “The victim was left understandably shaken by this incident, and is extremely happy to see justice served against the intruder.
“Residents should be able to feel safe in their own homes, and I hope this result assures the community that we will not tolerate home invasions in our area.”