Thief caught after leaving trail of coins from stolen piggy banks

Published Wednesday, Feb 4 2015, 17:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
One extremely stupid thief has been caught after he left a trail of coins from two children's piggy banks that he stole!

Foolish Jamie Norton was tracked down by police when they followed the trail of coins that led back to his girlfriend's home.

Piggy bank with money

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They even spotted a Peppa Pig money box through the window!

The clumsy crook had also taken handbags, credits cards, phones and an iPad from the home of midwife Leanne Barratt while her family slept.

The woman from Tonypandy, South Wales, hasn't been able to sleep since the break-in and was quoted in the Daily Mirror telling Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court: "He violated my family."

Norton from Graig, Pontypridd, admitted to burglary and was jailed for 18 months.

Judge Thomas Crowther QC told the 35-year-old: "Burglary is a crime against people, not just property."

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