Elderly Falmouth couple forced out of home by thefts
10:00am Friday 19th October 2012 in News
AN ELDERLY couple have moved from their Falmouth house after the property was burgled by a man living in supported housing next door.
The pair, in the 70s, decided to leave their Dracaena Avenue home as they could no longer face living there.
District Judge Roderick Hine, sitting at Truro Magistrates’ Court, heard how Brendon Bennett, 29, of no fixed address, stole £1,200 in cash and a ring worth £200 in the raid.
Bennett, who pleaded guilty to burglary, had spoken to the couple on the morning of the offence, which took place on Sunday, September 9.
They told him they did not have time to talk as they were going out.
He went back to his accommodation, got on the roof through a window and into next door through another window. He had previous convictions and at the time of the offence was on licence from prison.
Bennett was sent to Truro Crown Court on November 6 for sentence, and was remanded in custody.