Jail threat to Bible burglar

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A BIBLE burglar has been warned he is facing years in prison.

David Harrison stole the holy book from the Easington Colliery home of an elderly man, Durham Crown Court heard.

“The occupier was out at the time,” said Paul Currer, prosecuting.

“He returned from socialising to find he had been burgled.

“Among the items taken was a Bible, a watch, a television and a vacuum cleaner.”

The court was told Harrison is a “third strike” burglar which means his sentence will be at least three years.

In the dock with Harrison was 26-year-old Adam White.

The court heard he acted as look-out while Harrison stole items from the back yard of another house in Easington Colliery.

Among the items taken was a child’s quad bike, a mountain bike and a compressor.

The house was unoccupied and the items were old and of little value.

Harrison, 26, of Cardiff Street, Easington Colliery, admitted burglary and theft.

White, of Station Road, Easington Colliery, admitted handling stolen goods.

Judge Christopher Prince adjourned passing sentence until a date to be fixed.

The judge remanded both men in custody.