Sandwell man jailed for Black Country burglaries

A Sandwell man has been jailed following a series of burglaries across the Black Country last year after CCTV was shared on social media.

Adrian Stanton committed several offences across Walsall and Wednesbury between July and August, where he broke into homes stealing jewellery, electrical equipment and on one occasion even football memorabilia.

He pleaded guilty to burglaries at two properties, including a property on Wood Green Road which he targeted two days in a row. As well as an attempted burglary on Wellcroft Road where he was spooked by the home owner. 

Footage from Wellcroft Road was shared on social media, officers saw the footage and through local knowledge recognised the man to be Stanton from his distinctive tattoos. Investigators also located and recovered a Ford Focus, that was seen leaving a burglary on Cavendish Road, Walsall at Stanton’s home address in High Bullen, Wednesbury. 

Eagle eyed neighbourhood officers spotted Stanton in Wednesbury last October. He tried to run away, but was quickly detained and was identified as being responsible for the burglaries and charged. 

At Wolverhampton Crown Court on 13th January, the 42-year-old was sentenced to three years in prison. Officers know that Stanton worked with another man on at least two of the burglaries, however they are still looking to identify him.

If you recognise him from the video, you can contact police via Live Chat on their website or by calling 101.


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