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Bungling burglar who left name and address at crime scene jailed

The information helped lead police officers to Malcolm Pyke’s home, where the stolen equipment had been left out in the open.

A bungling burglar who left behind a rucksack containing his name and address at the scene of a crime has been jailed for four years.

Malcolm Pyke, 43, broke into a garage in East Herrington, Sunderland, and stole £150 of cleaning equipment on 6 March.

As he was making his getaway, he accidentally left behind a bag which contained letters bearing both his name and address.

This information helped lead police officers to his home, where the stolen equipment had been left out in the open.

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