METRO newspaper....on the tube...
Thief picks wrong house to burgle
Friday, September 7, 2007
Of all the houses in all of Britain, he had to break into this one.
A bungling burglar was locked up on Thursday after breaking into a flat while its police officer owner was at home. Jason Marshall forced the front door and began sneaking around when Sgt Abdul Haque came downstairs.
In a flash of inspiration, Marshall explained he had come to clean the windows but was told: 'Not here you're not. You're nicked.' Sgt Haque grabbed him and called for back-up. A search revealed he was carrying 9g of heroin.
The 31-year-old later admitted one count of burglary, possession of a class A drug and asked for 14 other burglary offences to be taken into consideration.
He had recently stolen more than £5,500 worth of property, a court heard. Marshall received a three-year sentence at Portsmouth Crown Court
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