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Burglar who targeted the same Carlisle pharmacy twice is jailed

Damage to the Well pharmacy in Denton Holme, Carlisle, on August 4 after Aiden Patterson’s first burglary there

A BURGLAR who broke into a Carlisle pharmacy twice in the same weekend has been jailed.

Aiden Patterson, 25, smashed a side window at the Well chemist, in the city’s Denton Holme, during the early hours of Saturday 4th August. He then returned to the same pharmacy the following night and used a kerb stone to break glass at the front of the premises.

Patterson, a father, of Raffles Avenue, Carlisle, snatched medication on both occasions.

At Carlisle Crown Court today (THURS) he was sentenced for a total of three burglaries, having also broken into the Co-op pharmacy, in the city’s Orton Road. This occurred during the early hours of August 2 when he left blood at the crime scene.

Patterson, the court heard, also pinched a pedal cycle from outside a Carlisle shop on July 31.

Recorder Kevin Grice was told Patterson’s offending spree was an “astonishingly” “misguided attempt” by the defendant to try and persuade his partner he was going to get clean from drugs he was addicted to.

Patterson was handed a 16-month prison term by Recorder Grice for the four offences, all of which he admitted.

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