A TEENAGE boy was caught red-handed when he raided a Doncaster family’s home while they were on holiday.
The 16-year-old from Edlington was detained by police trying to escape from the property after neighbours raised the alarm.
He was charged with burglary and dealt with by Doncaster Youth Court, where magistrates put him under the supervision of Doncaster Council’s Youth Offending Service for eight months after he pleaded guilty.
The incident happened last month when police were called to a house on Linden Grove. Neighbours alerted the police after they saw a teenage boy in the bedroom of the property when the owners were away on holiday.
As police attended, they saw the boy climbing out of a broken window at the back of the house.
He ran from the officers but was arrested a short distance away.
The supervision order is a youth community sentence and enables staff from YOS to work with the young person and implement an intervention plan to stop re- offending in the future.
Sgt Richard Vernon, of Edlington Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This is an excellent result and a direct response from the public’s concerns. We were able to get to the scene quickly resulting in the successful arrest of the offender.
“I am pleased he was given the supervision order, which will make him think twice about his actions in the future and hopefully stop him re-offending.
“I would urge the public to continue to report any concerns they may have in their area.”