Burglars fired shotgun into fridge before making off with luxury cars - The Stratford Observer

Burglars fired shotgun into fridge before making off with luxury cars

BURGLARS who targeted isolated properties fired a shotgun into the fridge at a south Warwickshire farmhouse before escaping with cars including a Ferrari and a Jaguar.

But one of the gang, Thomas Black, was caught after traces of his blood were found at the scene of an earlier break-in, Warwick Crown Court has heard.

The 22-year-old, of no fixed address, was jailed for four years after pleading guilty to two charges of burglary and asking for 31 other offences to be taken into consideration.

One of those was the burglary of a large isolated farmhouse in Morton Bagot in south Warwickshire.




The house was searched, leaving what the owner later described as ‘a scene of devastation,’ and property including three televisions, sets of car keys and two shotguns were taken.

The shotguns were taken from a gun cabinet, along with ammunition, and they had been fired inside the house.


One was fired into the fridge and one into a cupboard door.

The raiders then made off, using the keys from the farmhouse to take a Ferrari, a Jaguar and a Land Rover.

Jailing him, Recorder Anupama Thompson told Black: “You were clearly a member of a group or a gang who were targeting properties where you thought there would be rich pickings.”

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