Reading Burglar Jailed

19 September 2017, 06:03 | Updated: 19 September 2017, 06:12

Daniel Richardson of Helmsdale Close, Reading.

27 year old Daniel Richardson from Helmsdale Close tried to steal money from a Bath Road pub

Richardson was convicted and sentenced at Reading Crown Court after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary.

The first offence was on the 2nd of June at the George and Dragon pub in Bath Road in Reading.

He got into the pub through an insecure cellar door and tried to steal money from the till but was disturbed by a member of staff and ran away.

On the 14th of June, Richardson entered a property on Stone Street in Reading, by smashing a glass patio door at the back of the building.

He stole a racing bike which hasn't been found.

Investigating officer, PC Steve Parsons based at Reading police station, said: “This sentence reflects the full gravity of the burglary offences, and is the culmination of months of hard work from a team of dedicated detectives and police officers who are determined that prolific offenders, such as Richardson, receive appropriate justice.

“Crimes of burglary will not be tolerated and the full force of the criminal justice system will be brought to bear on anyone who commits this offence.”