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Son went to steal from his parents
4:30pm Sunday 3rd March 2013 in News
A MAN who broke into his family’s home to steal clothing and cash has been given a 12 month suspended prison sentence.
Judge Robert Juckes QC also ordered heroin addict David Cox to undergo drug rehabilitation for a year.
Cox, of Martins Close, Malvern, pleaded guilty last month to burglary of the house in Elgar Avenue, Malvern, from which he had been barred by his parents.
He further admitted stealing bikes worth a total of £1,100 from the same street and a break-in at a garage within the curtilage of another house.
The judge, who suspended the sentence for 18 months, said he could be lenient because 28-year-old Cox had spent four months in custody while on remand.
Worcester Crown Court heard Cox raided his family home on October 7 last year after getting in through an insecure window.
He stole clothing and £3.30 cash. From the garage he stole a third bike.
Charles Hamer, defending, said he had gone to his parents’ home to do his washing but had broken in after finding it unoccupied during the day.
His parents had said he was now welcome to return.
Since being locked up he had quit his drug habit, the reason for his offending.