Masked raider helped by police with ladder after botched burglary
A masked man was caught burgling a catholic club at night.
John McKenzie tripped the alarm at the Penshaw Catholic Social Club when he broke in after closing time, South Northumbria Magistrates’ Court heard.
"Police were alerted by the activation of the alarm," said Glenda Beck, prosecuting. "Upon arrival they could see a man who was wearing a balaclava moving around inside.
"A door to the premises had been forced. The officers heard a banging sound, which was the man breaking out of a rear door into the back yard of the club."
The court heard McKenzie climbed onto... read more
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