Super sleuths snap burglar after Halesowen house raid

12:25pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

TWO vigilant Halesowen women rumbled a burglar after becoming suspicious and snapping his photograph.

Kylle Kildin was soon arrested after the photo was circulated by police, who received an anonymous tip off, and he has now been jailed for 11 months.

The amateur sleuths jumped into action when they saw 25-year-old Kyle Kildin and a second man carrying a ‘swagbag’ after coming out of a house in Brierley Road, Halesowen.

Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how Kildin and his accomplice had swiped jewellery and electrical goods from the house and after his arrest he admitted also raiding a house in Northfield Road, Netherton.

Stuart Clarkson, prosecuting said Kildin then took police on a tour of the area and he pointed out three other properties he had raided and two others he tried to burgle.

When his home was searched, said Mr Clarkson, officers found a watch that was part of the haul from the house in Halesowen and they also recovered a stun gun that did not work properly.

Kildin of Crossley Street, Dudley, pleaded guilty to two charges of burglary, possessing an offensive weapon and o asked for six other offences to be taken into consideration including one of handling stolen property.

Recorder Michael Burrows QC jailed him for 10 months for the offences and ruled he must also serve a further month for breaching a three month prison sentence suspended for a year imposed for producing cannabis.

Philip Brunt, defending, said Kildin claimed he had acted as a look-out on the Halesowen raid and he had been given the watch and £40 in cash.

He said Kildin had "allowed himself to be drawn into chronic cannabis use" but was now determined to put his life back on track.

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