The data helped lead cops to Malcolm Pyke’s home, where the taken hardware had been forgotten about in the open.
Malcolm Pyke, 43, broke into a carport in East Herrington, Sunderland, and took £150 of cleaning gear on 6 March.
As he was making his escape, he unintentionally gave up a sack which contained letters bearing the two his name and address.
This data helped lead cops to his home, where the taken hardware had been forgotten about in the open.
Analyst Sergeant Chris Raper-Smith stated: “Malcolm Pyke is a productive hoodlum who has reliably demonstrated a negligence for the law and the government assistance of others.
“Lamentably for him, his most recent offense which was genuinely unsophisticated saw him abandon various individual things which guided officials directly to his front entryway”.
The taken gear has been gotten back to its legitimate proprietor.
Notwithstanding confessing to the thievery, Pyke likewise conceded another robbery, just as two robberies of property comparable to what police have called a “wrongdoing binge” during which he took garments from a family’s washing line.