Burglar jailed after ransacking teenager’s home

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A BURGLAR who stole rent and a games console from a teenager’s home has been jailed.

Adam Buck, of Brussells Court, Halifax, also wielded a knife in another property where he made away with two laptops.

The 19-year-old was locked up for 30 months by a judge at Bradford Crown Court.

On September 5 last year Buck, 19, broke into a flat on St John’s Lane, Halifax, and stole a TV, Playstation 3, £160 in cash and a Sky HD box.

The 16-year-old owner had only lived in the flat for six weeks.

A nearby office worker filmed Buck on his mobile phone which helped the police to catch him.

Then on September 13 Buck smashed a first floor window of Cut Price Charlie’s, Southgate, Halifax, causing £150 worth of damage and stole £170 from the till.

He burgled another home on Huddersfield Road, on January 23, this year, stealing two notebook computers and a digital camera.

When the residents returned home they found a knife from the kitchen left lying on the sofa in the front room.

Giles Bridge, mitigating, said Buck’s family had disowned him because of his actions.

Recorder Caroline Wigin, referring to the first burglary, said: “You removed everything that was of value in that flat.

“The total value was a devastating amount to that 16-year-old who had worked hard to buy them.”

She sentenced Buck to 30 months in prison.