Family's CCTV captures burglar
INVESTING in CCTV outside their home paid off for one Cheltenham family when cameras caught Aneurin Lockey- Pardoe trying to burgle their house.
Lockey-Pardoe, 20, and another man were caught on camera stealing from a car outside the family home in Rowena Cade Avenue in The Park, Cheltenham, and interfering with another car.
The CCTV footage also showed Lockey-Pardoe trying the front door of the house.
Prosecutor Nick Fridd told the court the car belonged to Toby Doyle and he discovered that the front passenger door was damaged and his driving licence had been taken.
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His mother checked their CCTV and saw the two men so she called the police.
Officers looking at the footage recognised Lockey-Pardoe because of his past offending.
Lockey-Pardoe, of Cam Road, Oakley, Cheltenham, admitted attempted burglary, vehicle interference, theft from a vehicle and possession of cannabis, all on September 28.
He asked for 22 other offences to be taken into consideration – mostly of stealing bicycles.
Judge Jamie Tabor QC sentenced him to an 18 months community order with a six months curfew from 8pm-6am every night. He ordered him to do 80 hours of unpaid work.
The judge was told that although Lockey-Pardoe had been sentenced to detention as a juvenile in the past, his time on remand had been his first experience of adult prison.
Mr Fridd said that while on remand Lockey-Pardoe had asked to see police and when officers visited him at Gloucester prison he admitted the 22 other offences.
He told the officers: "This is my first experience of adult jail. You probably hear this all the time but it's not the place for me. I have seen how it's affected the people I care about. I want to turn my life around.
"My family is not criminal and I am more than happy to make sure I stay away from the crowds I was with. I want a chance to prove myself."
Joe Maloney, defending, said Lockey-Pardoe came from a good family and his mother had a very responsible job in the NHS.
"She must despair," commented Judge Tabor. "Unlike most lads you represent, Mr Maloney, he has had a good start in life yet police recognised him as an offender."
Mr Maloney said: "He has let his family down – but they are still here to support him."