Bur­glar bares all for break-in

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A BRAZEN bur­glar was caught NAKED at the scene of a crime by a shocked house­wife.

Thief James Matthews was stark­ers when found steal­ing jew­ellery in a woman’s home.

Matthews, 18, ad­mit­ted the bur­glary in the buff af­ter break­ing in through an open win­dow.

Merthyr Tyd­fil Crown Court heard mum Lau­ren Cur­tis dis­cov­ered naked Matthews ri­fling through her draw­ers.

The court heard he fled the crime scene in Trelewis, mak­ing off with rings and a mo­bile phone.

Pros­e­cu­tor Rachel Knight said: “She said that she feels un­easy in her own home and felt shocked to come home and find a man naked.”

Matthews, of Pon­typridd, South Wales, of­fered no ex­pla­na­tion why he was naked and was given six months sus­pended.

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