May 22 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, June 16, 2012
A bungling burglar who stole £700 of medicine left his address in a bag by the pharmacy he had broken into.
Darren Henderson had only been out of prison for a day when he burgled the pharmacy in Woodside Road.
But his plan went wrong when police found a bicycle with a bag with his address and ID inside.
Henderson, of Colls Road, Norwich, admitted at Norwich Magistrates’ Court yesterday to burgling the Woodside Pharmacy on June 7.
The pharmacy’s alarm was set-off at 2am and police found a hole in the building’s roof with a ladder hanging down.
Inside, medicine was spread across the floor.
But nearby they discovered a bicycle with a black bag hidden in the bushes containing Henderson’s ID.
They went to his address and arrested him.
The drugs were found hidden in his shoes and jacket and returned to the pharmacy.
James Landles, mitigating, said the 31-year-old had been released from prison the day before and he had burgled the pharmacy to get drugs.
Mr Landles said: “The root cause of this is his desire to escape from living in the real world.
“He came out (of prison) still on class A drugs. He was at a low ebb. He was desperate.”
The case was adjourned for sentencing for two weeks for a report to be prepared.
Magistrates warned Henderson he could go back to prison.