Burglar jailed over £29,000 haul which included ‘lethal’ guns and ammunition

Burglar jailed over £29,000 haul which included ‘lethal’ guns and ammunition

A MAN has been jailed after almost £29,000-worth of items were stolen from an address in Gomersal. 

Seven firearms and live ammunition were taken as part of the professional burglary on August 20 this year.  Leeds Crown Court heard two of the ‘most lethal’ weapons have yet to be recovered. 

Anthony Brown, 28, pictured broke into the property along with three other men while the owners were away on holiday. 

They stole £24,000-worth of jewellery and watches, as well as guns and live ammunition worth £4,500. The court heard that the owner had licenses for the guns and was keeping them lawfully at the property. 

A Ford Focus was identified as a suspect vehicle through CCTV analysis and led police to Brown’s partner’s address in Bradford. 

A gun cabinet, a safe and a gun silencer were all recovered from the property but the ammunition is yet to be found. 

Brown, also of Bradford, pleaded guilty to burglary and seven offences of possession of a prohibited firearm. 

He was jailed for six years and five months.

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