Man burgled uncle’s home
AMAN who broke into his own uncle’s home has been ordered to complete 200 hours’ unpaid work.
James Nicholas Perry, 28, came to stay with his relative John Kelly after his wife died, a court heard.
But after causing ‘problems’ during his stay Perry was kicked out of the property on Lime Walk in Wilmslow.
Desperate for money, Perry stole a spare key to the house in Wilmslow before returning later to steal two tablet devices.
Perry, now of Barnwood Road, Wythenshawe, admitted burglary at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court on April 8.
He also admitted committing an offence while a community order was in force.
Debbie Byrne, prosecuting, said: “When the victim’s wife passed away last year his sister came over to look after their elderly mother who was living at the address.
“She came over from America with her grandson James Perry.
“They lived with the complainant from May 2014 and there had been some problems with Perry.
“When the complainant’s sister returned to America the complainant asked Perry to leave the property.
“From time to time Perry would come back to collect his mail, usually when the victim’s son Paul was on his lunch.
“On March 26 John Kelly returned home to find that his son had seen Perry at the house to collect mail.
“He later discovered a spare door key was missing and a Samsung Galaxy tablet was missing. He later found a Hudle tablet missing.
“The goods were later found for sale at CEX byand-sell shop in Wilmslow.
“In police interview Perry said after he was kicked out he broke into the house a few times to shower and have some food.
“He admits taking the spare key and later returning to take the items.”
The court heard a victim impact statement from Mr Kelly which said he had been forced to change his locks and ‘feared retribution’ from Perry.
The offence breached a community order given to Perry by South Cheshire Magistrates’ court on February 11 for two offences of making off without payment.
Magistrates gave Perry 200 hours of unpaid work for the burglary and eight hours for the breach.
He must also pay Mr Kelly £46 compensation.