Bungling burglar caught in police woman's home

A bungling burglar with 224 previous offences was an easy arrest on his 225th - because he woke up a sleeping police officer.

Bungling burglar, Jamie Perkins. Credit: South Wales Police

Off-duty Stacy Bolton, 26, sprung into action on her day off when the burglar broke into her home.

She shouted at Jamie Perkins, 39, who fled her home before being arrested minutes later. A court heard the experienced burglar has 224 previous offences - 131 of which are for theft.

Perkins, of Treforest near Pontyridd, pleaded guilty to burglary of PCSO Bolton's home at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court. He was jailed for 12 months.