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Burglar was grabbed by householder as she attempted to flee
A SHOCKED father grappled with a burglar who entered his home and stole a Kindle tablet device and his wallet containing £180 cash.
The burglar, Shelley Williams, attempted to run when she was spotted by the man leaving his kitchen, but fell and was grabbed hold of before being taken back into the house.
The stolen items were recovered following the burglary in Tealby Walk, Middlesbrough, and the 35-year-old defendant was later arrested by police.
The victim said he was disgusted by Willliams' crime and was also worried about the impact on his seven year old boy.
Williams, of David Road, Stockton, had been on licence from jail when she carried out the burglary on July 28 this year. She had previously been jailed for three years in 2011 for an offence of robbery.
Her barrister Andrew Turton said the burglary was opportunistic, but she realised the effect it had on the family concerned.
Williams, who uses a number of aliases, was jailed for two years by Teesside Crown Court judge Les Spittle.
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