Cou­ple bur­gled three fam­i­lies while they slept

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A COU­PLE sneaked into their vic­tims’ homes at night while they were asleep and stole hand­bags, purses and bank cards.

Jonathan Davies, 31, and Sadie Hoyle, 28, bur­gled three fam­i­lies in one night, leav­ing them feel­ing un­set­tled and anx­ious.

The pair were told by a judge at Cardiff Crown Court they had stolen from “peo­ple from your com­mu­nity who were sleep­ing in their beds”.

The court heard the bur­glar­ies oc­curred overnight on Oc­to­ber 20 last year at three prop­er­ties in Og­more Vale.

Emma Har­ris, pros­e­cut­ing, said the first was in Water Street.

She told the court vic­tim Paul Clat­wor­thy went to bed around 9pm with his part­ner and child.

He woke at 4am to get ready for work and dis­cov­ered his iPad, mo­bile phone, watch and bank cards were miss­ing.

Mr Clat­wor­thy said the bur­glary left them feel­ing “stressed” and “un­set­tled”.

He added: “It has had a re­ally bad im­pact on my fam­ily.”

Davies and Hoyle, both from John Street, Nant-y-Moel, ini­tially de­nied three counts of bur­glary but pleaded guilty on the day their trial was due to start.

Judge Eleri Rees jailed Davies for three and a half years and Hoyle was jailed for two years.

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