Chichester pair jailed for raiding home of 101-year-old

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TWO men who burgled a 101-year-old’s home and stole his car have both been jailed.

Christopher Inglis and Thomas Crabtree, both 22, admitted burgling the man’s home in Chichester on July 14 this year.

They stole a flat-screen TV and laptop as the homeowner slept. The pair, who lived at the Chichester Foyer in Velyn Avenue, returned to the house five days later where Inglis stole a Vauxhall Corsa from the driveway.

Crabtree was in the passenger seat. Crabtree was sentenced to 13 months in jail and must serve at least half of that before he can be released.

He was also given a suspended sentence to run concurrently with that from a previous offence. Inglis was given 16 months for burglary and theft.

He was given three months’ conditional discharge for driving without a full driver’s licence and without insurance.

Regarding the theft of the car, Recorder Alistair Wright told Inglis: ‘The victim was already traumatised.

‘This was simply a nasty thing to have done.’