Burglary pair behind bars after week-long crime spree

Gary Allott (left) and Kieran GlaisterGary Allott (left) and Kieran Glaister
Gary Allott (left) and Kieran Glaister
TWO burglars were jailed for a total of eight years after a week-long crime spree targeting houses in Rotherham.

Gary Allott was given five years for three property incidents and taking a vehicle, while Kieran Glaister was given three years for his part in two of the crimes.

Allott (51) burgled a property on East Bawtry Road on April 11, when cash and bonds were taken after breaking a kitchen window. 

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Allott also took the keys to a Hyundai i10 and helped himself to the vehicle - but was linked to the offence later by a bloodstain left on a smashed window.

He struck again six days later on a property on Lathe Road, this time accompanied by Glaister (32).

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “They helped themselves to a number of items and Allott left via the rear of the property while Glaister left via the front. 

“Glaister was intercepted by officers while he tried to flee and was arrested at the scene. CCTV footage of the back of the property also linked Allott to the scene.”

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Another East Bawtry Road resident informed police of another offence - as they had awoken on April 17 to find someone had taken tools from their garage and tried to gain entry to their house.

Again, CCTV linked both Allott and Glaister to the scene.

They admitted the offences and were sentenced on Monday at Sheffield Crown Court.

Allott, of The Lanes, East Dene, was given his jail time for three counts of burglary of a dwelling, and one count of taking a motor vehicle with the owner’s consent. 

Glaister, of no fixed address, was jailed in relation to two counts of burglary of a dwelling.

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Investigations officer Molly Southworth, who led the investigation said: “Burglary is a very personal offence that sees people enter the sanctuary of your home. It can leave you feeling very vulnerable where you are supposed to feel safest.

“We hope that by securing sentencings for these two individuals will help those residents of the three properties be able to start moving on from their ordeal knowing they are off the streets and locked away.”

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