Neighbour alerted police to burglar

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A WOMAN who alerted police when she saw her neighbour’s home in Crookes being burgled was awarded £400 by a judge.

Amanda Milner heard Steven Reynolds kick in her neighbour’s door and then spotted him through the living room window of the house in Newbury Road. Police found him in the house with a laptop, camera and jewellery in bags.

At Sheffield Crown Court, Reynolds, of Maltravers Road, Wybourn, was sentenced to four years after admitting burglary. He had been released from jail on licence nine months beforehand.

Judge Robert Moore, said: “While on licence from your previous burglary spree, you kicked your way into this house in the more well-off area of S10. You would have succeeded in your aims but for the diligence of a neighbour, who reported the matter to the police.”