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Burglar caught after waking up off-duty special constable
A PROLIFIC burglar was caught after accidentally waking up an off-duty special constable.
The special constable was woken in the early hours of Monday, July 1 by the sound of a diesel engine.
He became suspicious and took photographs of the car after watching two men leave the vehicle and go into a nearby property, leaving shortly after.
The burglary was discovered when the property, on North Road in Darlington, was checked the next day and the owner of the vehicle was traced through the photographs taken by the special constable.
A 42-year-old man admitted to a total of 39 offences across the Durham and Northumbria areas. He has been charged with six offences, with 33 being taken into consideration.
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