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Second prolific burglar, 57, breaks into pensioner’s dwelling whereas she’s asleep


Second prolific burglar, 57, breaks into pensioner’s dwelling whereas she’s asleep as criminal is jailed for 4 years

  • John Donakey, 57, was jailed for 4 years immediately following a spree of offences
  • Footage reveals the second he broke right into a pensioners dwelling whereas she slept
  • He may be seen sporting black gloves looking by her attracts and purse
  • He was discovered responsible of 9 counts of housebreaking and going outfitted for theft

That is the second when a prolific burglar, identified for focusing on aged folks, snuck right into a sleeping pensioner’s dwelling whereas her horrified household watched on CCTV – as he’s jailed for 4 years. 

The serial criminal, John Donakey, 57, was seen creeping into the lady’s dwelling earlier than placing on black gloves to rifle by the drawers, a bag and a handbag.

He had beforehand regarded by the window and seen the lady sleeping earlier than he entered by the door on the opposite facet of the house in Cumbria.

Happily, the sufferer’s household had noticed the incident on a Ring doorbell digital camera and referred to as 999.

Officers attended the house however couldn’t discover Donakey on time. The next day, after conducting enquiries with locals, they discovered a car that was not a daily website within the space.

Burglar John Donakey, 57, (pictured) was seen creeping into the lady’s dwelling earlier than placing on black gloves to rifle by the drawers, a bag and a handbag

Before breaking in, he was seen looking through the window and seeing the woman sleeping before he entered through the door on the other side of the home in Cumbria. Fortunately the woman's family caught the burglary on Ring doorbell camera

Earlier than breaking in, he was seen trying by the window and seeing the lady sleeping earlier than he entered by the door on the opposite facet of the house in Cumbria. Happily the lady’s household caught the housebreaking on Ring doorbell digital camera

Police then noticed Donakey getting out of the car and wandering into an property in Penrith. He was then arrested.

Donakey had been focusing on aged residents within the Penrith and Kendal area.

Right now the burglar, from St Helens in Merseyside, was sentenced to 4 years in jail for 9 counts of housebreaking and one offence of going outfitted for theft.

The incidents all occurred between 2018 and June this yr.

Donakey (pictured) from St Helens in Merseyside, was sentenced to four years in jail for nine counts of burglary and one offence of going equipped for theft

Donakey (pictured) from St Helens in Merseyside, was sentenced to 4 years in jail for 9 counts of housebreaking and one offence of going outfitted for theft

Detective Constable Karen Minnion stated: ‘Donakey is a prolific burglar who had no problem with getting into properties with no regards for the occupants and made excuses for his presence if disturbed.

‘Following his arrest in June 2022 we have been in a position to match his DNA to a different housebreaking in 2020. 

‘We additionally checked out historic burglaries with comparable circumstances from 2018 in Kendal and the victims have been in a position to determine Donakey as the one who had entered their houses.’

In October 2020, Donakey was discovered inside a property in Penrith after the occupant had heard noises from upstairs.

The sufferer went upstairs to examine what the noise was and observed shadows within the bed room earlier than Donakey pushed the door open, pushing and shoving previous the sufferer earlier than fleeing the scene.

In July 2018, Donakey was disturbed twice inside the identical property and inside one other property in Kendal. He made excuses every time he was disturbed, on one event claiming to have been in search of somebody earlier than he fled.

DC Minnion continued ‘Everybody ought to really feel protected in their very own dwelling, when you’ve got skilled one thing like this, please report it to us, we take these offences extraordinarily severely.

‘I’d prefer to take this chance to thank the vigilance of communities who’ve supported this investigation having sighted Donakey within the space earlier than the incidents.’

‘Right now’s sentencing reveals that those that commit such offences can be discovered and delivered to justice.’

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