Welwyn Garden City man pleads guilty to burgling four businesses

PUBLISHED: 10:32 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:33 21 August 2018




A Welwyn Garden City man, who the police nicknamed ‘Jumping Jack’, has pleaded guilty to burgling four businesses in the town.

Dean Harper, 44, of Moatwood Green, was charged in connection with the raids at the following premises:

•Oaklands College on Wednesday, August 8. A quantity of cash was taken.

•The Physio Therapy Clinic in Gosling Sports Park, overnight between Thursday, August 16, and Friday, August 17. Ipads, an iPhone and a quantity of cash were taken.

•Wickes in Bessemer Road, on Monday, August 13.

•Gosling Sports Park on Tuesday, August 7. A quantity of cash was taken.

Harper pleaded guilty on Saturday, August 18, at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court.

In an OWL message the police wrote: “Our burglary team saw a rise in commercial burglary.

“Some good detective work later led them to a known address.

“A knock on the door resulted in matey thinking it a good idea to leap out the back window.

“Until he saw Big Duncan. Who told him to get back in.

“Meantime, top cops come in through the front door, uninvited of course, and nicked Jumping Jack in a flash.

“Property recovered from said burglaries. Great work.”

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