‘Com­muter’ bur­glar caged over coun­try house jobs

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A BUR­GLAR who “com­muted” hun­dreds of miles by TRAIN to break into wealthy peo­ple’s coun­try houses has been jailed.

Gary May­all, 36, went 120 miles from his home in Old­ham, Gtr Manch­ester, to carry out a string of rob­beries at iso­lated prop­er­ties in ru­ral Shrop­shire and Here­ford­shire.

He was caught on Novem­ber 23 last year when res­i­dents spot­ted him lurk­ing by a house in Church Stret­ton, Shrops, and called the po­lice.

He was jailed at Shrews­bury Crown Court this week for four years and eight months af­ter ad­mit­ting three bur­glar­ies.

He also asked for nine fur­ther bur­glar­ies to be taken into ac­count.

An­drew Hol­land, de­fend­ing, said May­all was a ca­reer crim­i­nal but fol­lowed a “code” – which meant he never bur­gled a house be­long­ing to el­derly peo­ple.

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