Double glazing workers jailed for string of thefts

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TWO brothers who worked for a double glazing firm have been jailed for a series of burglaries across Chesterfield committed while they were measuring up.

Liam Walsh, aged 23, of Canterbury Court, Meersbrook, Sheffield and Danny Walsh, 21, of Derby Road, Chesterfield, committed the offences between August 28 and September 2 in Grassmoor, Brimington, Wingerworth and Chesterfield.

Liam was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to four offences and having eight others taken into consideration at Derby Crown Court.

Danny pleaded guilty to five offences and was sentenced to two years behind bars.

The men both worked for a double glazing company and used their jobs to get into people’s homes. One pretended to measure windows while his brother stole.

Detective Inspector Mark Huckerby said: “Danny and Liam Walsh both worked for a nationwide double glazing company and used their cover to gain legitimate entry into people’s homes.

“Whilst one pretended to measure up replacement windows the second took property from other rooms.

“They preyed on vulnerable people and I am pleased they have both been given custodial sentences.”