A THIRD man has been sentenced for the burglary of a business near Carlisle.
CCTV showed three men forcing entry to the unoccupied Rahi Waterloo restaurant at Aglionby, just off the A69, at around 2-10pm on May 14 last year. An unidentified fourth kept lookout.
Attempts were made to sabotage a security camera system at the premises although incriminating footage was later recovered from a hard drive. This showed three burglars removing some loot from the property, leaving, and then returning to pinch more. Alcohol, cash and an electronic laptop were stolen.
County Durham-based father and son Anthony William Gargett, 39, and 23-year-old Jordan Gargett were handed suspended sentences at Carlisle Crown Court last week after they admitted burglary.
Prosecutor Zoe Dawson had told the court of the business owner: “Since the burglary he had replaced CCTV with sensors. Every time they went off due to sensitivity he found himself driving to the property.
“Eventually he felt so stressed he decided to sell the business.”
The Gargetts’ accomplice, Nathan Dixon, also admitted the burglary charge. Like Anthony Gargett, 23-year-old Dixon, of Poplar Terrace, Roddymoor, County Durham, was identified from the CCTV footage.
Dixon was sentenced today (WED), and received the same sentence as his co-accused – a 12-month suspended prison sentence, 150 hours’ unpaid work and a six-month night-time curfew.