Serial burglars given jail terms

Thomas Connors, Arthur McDonagh and Michael Berry
Thomas Connors, Arthur McDonagh and Michael Berry

Burglars who targeted a home in Barton Seagrave, along with a string of other burglaries, have been sent to jail.

The four men were caught after an eye-witness called police as a burglary was happening.

The Barton Seagrave burglary happened in July last year.

A quick response from officers following a call from a witness meant that the four men were caught and arrested on the same night.

While Northamptonshire police were carrying out an investigation into the offence, it emerged that the four men were connected to a series of burglaries in London and Sussex.

Yesterday (Thursday) they appeared at Northampton Crown Court. Thomas Connors, 23, (pictured) was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment, Arthur McDonagh, 20, (pictured) was given 5 years 10 months, and Michael Berry, 19, (pictured) was given 33 months. 22-year-old Thomas Saunders was given a 12 month community order and was disqualified from driving for one year.

All four men are from the London area.

PC Kieron Pearl led the investigation into the Northamptonshire offence. He said: “I am really pleased with yesterday’s court results which came after a lengthy and detailed investigation.

“I’d like to thank everybody who helped bring it to a successful conclusion, and that includes the witnesses who acted quickly and called the crime in as it was happening.

“This proves that Northamptonshire is very hostile place to travel to and commit crime – anybody who does so should be warned that we will leave no stone unturned in order to catch offenders and put them before a court.”