Sicko thief robbed dead neigh­bour!

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A “CAL­LOUS” thief who bur­gled his neigh­bour’s home as she lay DEAD has been jailed.

David Hunt, 38, told po­lice he broke into the 61-year-old wo­man’s flat from his up­stairs apart­ment be­cause he was con­cerned for her.

She had died some weeks pre­vi­ously.

Once in­side he stole her car keys, a mo­bile phone and jew­ellery and used her credit card to buy a bike and with­draw cash.

Cops no­ticed the items were miss­ing af­ter Hunt told them of the wo­man’s death.

Hunt, of Lytham St Annes, Lancs, was caged for two-and-ahalf years at Burn­ley Crown Court af­ter plead­ing guilty to bur­glary and fraud.

Af­ter sen­tenc­ing, Det Const Philip Gill said: “This was a cal­lous crime.

“Hunt may have ini­tially gone to check on his neigh­bour – who he had not been seen for some time – but af­ter realising she had died he saw an easy op­por­tu­nity to ben­e­fit fi­nan­cially and stole from the flat.”

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