'Shameless' burglars smashed into Sheffield home with brick and stole 'sentimental' jewellery
Two ‘shameless’ Sheffield burglars have been jailed for stealing jewellery of sentimental value during a broad daylight break-in.
Anthony Bramall, aged 54, of Earl Marshall Road, Fir Vale and Stephen Grayson, 53, of Charter Row, Sheffield city centre, were found guilty of burglary after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court and were each sentenced to five years and eight months behind bars.
Jurors were told how the pair broke into a property on Carsick Hill Crescent, Fulwood, in broad daylight on July 9 after using a brick wrapped in a tea towel to smash a window to gain entry to the property.
Once inside, Bramall and Grayson stole around £2,000 worth of jewellery of ‘great sentimental value to their owner’.
They were captured on CCTV cameras and later recognised by police officers.
When Bramall was searched he was still carrying the tea towel and other equipment used during the burglary.
Jewellery stolen in the raid was found at his home.
Temporary Detective Sergeant Jimmy Dyson, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “The pair were captured on CCTV at the property and after their images were circulated they were recognised by Sheffield central neighbourhood officers several days later.
“On arrest, Bramall was found to still be carrying the tea towel and equipment they’d used to break into the house.
“Jewellery stolen in the burglary was recovered later that day during searches at Grayson’s home.”
He added: “I am pleased that these two men have received substantial prison sentences.
“They are shameless burglars, who targeted this property in broad daylight, stealing valuable and sentimental jewellery from their victim before selling it on.
“Burglary is an intrusive and upsetting crime and we are committed in Sheffield to ensuring people like these two end up before the courts.
“I hope the public are reassured that we are taking action to deal with those carrying out burglary in this city.”
Anyone with information about those breaking into homes in Sheffield and those buying stolen goods should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.