A dad shopped his son to the police after discovering he had crawled through a dog-flap to burgle a house.
Jordan Simm, 18, of Spendmore Lane in Coppull, was working at a construction site in a job his dad Kevin, a construction manager, helped him get.
He got through a gap in the site fence and crawled through the dog-flap of a house to steal almost £2,000 worth of jewellery.
He pleaded guilty to burglary at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecutor Martine Connah, said on February 2 the victim came home from work to find jewellery valued at £1,950 including rings, a bracelet, a necklace and a 50-year-old gold watch which had belonged to her mother were missing from the jewellery box in her bedroom.
There was no sign of a forced entry, but the house had a dog-flap for the family dog.
At the time the defendant was working at a construction site next to the house and the victim spoke to Simm’s father about the burglary, asking if a nearby fence could be reinforced.
Simm’s dad became suspicious about his son because he had been in trouble for burglary before, and the 18-year-old admitted he had burgled the Kirkham house.
He said he had got a friend to pawn the jewellery for £250.
The prosecutor said: “The defendant’s father then spoke to the police. The defendant admitted to police he had got through the dog-flap and stolen the jewellery.
“The defendant said he was disgusted by himself and did not know why he had done it. Some of the jewellery could not be recovered as it had been melted down.”
David Charnley, defending, said: “The defendant’s father is in court to support him. Appalled as he is by his son’s behaviour, he is trying to sort his son out. The defendant has shown remorse for what he did.”
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