GLOUCESTER CROWN COURT

A man has been sentenced to six years in prison for a robbery and two burglaries in Stroud.

Kevin McLarnon, aged 39, of Nouncells Cross in Stroud appeared at Gloucester Crown on Thursday 21 July to be sentenced after pleading guilty to the offences at a previous hearing.

McLarnon robbed a 91-year-old man after breaking into his home in Stroud on Friday 1 April, stealing his wallet, bank cards and his late wife and late sister’s jewellery. The victim woke up at 2.20am to find McLarnon in his bedroom, who went on to menace him and search for belongings to take.

The thief’s DNA was found by police in the house and the victim also picked him out from a selection of photos shown to him by police in an identification procedure.

He also broke into two houses on Park Road in Stroud on Thursday 21 April with intent to steal. One of the houses was occupied by the homeowners at the time.

PC Darren Reid, the investigating officer, said: “I am very pleased to see that this individual has been put behind bars after subjecting a vulnerable, elderly man to such a traumatising and distressing ordeal.

“I hope the sentence is justice for the victims he targeted and indicates Gloucestershire Constabulary’s determination to tackling burglary and removing burglars from society.”

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