Landlord caught burgling own tenant's Yarm home in 'bizarre' sex offender vigilante raid
A landlord who burgled one of his tenant’s homes twice in a few days was caught on the man’s CCTV camera.
Joseph Gate, 59, pleaded his innocence but he had to own up when he was shown the film footage taken at the Yarm property.
Yesterday he walked free at Teesside Crown Court but the judge told him that if he did it again he would go to jail.
Gate’s lawyer said he had discovered the tenant was a sex offender and he decided to take teach him a lesson.
He stole the man’s tablet computer and internet router when he sneaked inside on the days in May.
The man reported the burglaries to the... read more
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