Following a police investigation, two men from Milton Keynes have been sentenced for a burglary offence in New Bradwell.

David Wright, 37, of Innholder Court, Neath Hill, and Wayne Dowling, 44, of Conniburrow Boulevard, Conniburrow appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court on June 5th.

Wright was sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of burglary, one of theft from a shop, and one of obstructing a constable. Dowling received a 12 month custodial sentence suspended for two years and was ordered to undergo drug dependency treatment after pleading guilty to one count of burglary.

The two men were charged in connection with an offence that happened at around 1pm on May 5th. The men were seen walking around King Edward Street in New Bradwell, trying door handles and looking through windows.

A 30-year-old man who was working on his car outside had left his front door ajar. Witnesses then saw the offenders enter the man’s house.

Both men were found inside the house. Dowling had attempted to steal a laptop, wallet, watch and an iPod which the victim removed from him, before he was arrested at the scene. Wright ran away but was arrested approximately an hour later after being found shoplifting at a store in Milton Keynes. Both men were charged on May 6th.

At Monday’s court appearance, both men pleaded guilty to one count of burglary. Wright also pleaded guilty to theft from a shop and obstructing a constable in the execution of duty.

Following the sentencing, investigating officer Detective Constable James Day, from Milton Keynes Local CID, said, “In this offence, both men brazenly entered the victim’s house whilst he was outside working on his car. Wright then went on to commit another offence nearby after Dowling had been arrested.

“I hope this sentencing serves as a message that if you attempt to commit burglary, it will not be tolerated. Our officers will make every effort to ensure offenders are brought before the courts to face the consequences of their actions.”