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Brothers jailed after stealing supply of perfume in Sunderland beauty salon raid UK News

Brother criminals who raided a beauty salon together have been sentenced to three years in prison.

David and Aaron Richardson made their way into the Holmlands Lounge in Sunderland last May.

In the early hours of the morning, they stole a supply of perfume, but they were quickly found after a police dog, PD Roxy, detected the scent of the perfume.

She removed the officers from the scene after finding the trail and quickly led them directly to the Richardson brothers who were hiding behind a car. The stolen perfume was also seized nearby.

The two men admitted to the burglary within 36 hours of the offense as well as a series of other unrelated offenses in the city.

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David, 30, admitted to breaking into Jimmy’s Barbers in Sunderland on the morning of April 18, as well as handling stolen goods after he was found in possession of more than £ 4,000 of exercises and showers stolen from B&Q.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property after being convicted of handling a £ 3,000 car that was stolen from a Cairo Street address on the morning of April 25.

In addition to the Holmlands raid, his older brother Aaron, 31, admitted to motor vehicle theft and misrepresentation fraud involving the theft of a bank card from a car in Ashbrooke on March 21. Aaron then fraudulently used the stolen card at a gas station.

Roxy police dog
Roxy police dog

The pair, from Hendon Valley Court, Sunderland, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court last week and were each jailed for three years.

Northumbria Police Detective Sergeant Chris Raper-Smith said: “The Richardson brothers have shown a constant disregard for the law and the livelihoods of others.

“So I am absolutely delighted that they have both been brought to justice for their latest crimes and are now entering a long period behind bars.

“This was made possible through fantastic teamwork – from the response officers who were on the scene within minutes to grab vital evidence to our brilliant canine section and PD Roxy who sniffed out the suspects, as well as the detectives who put the case together.

“We will not tolerate this type of behavior and will continue to do our utmost to achieve swift and effective justice by bringing burglars and thieves to justice.

“We hope that this positive action will reassure all of our businesses in the region and will continue to do everything possible to ensure that this region remains a safe place to live and work. “

Anyone who sees something suspicious in their community is encouraged to report it to the police through the “Tell Us Something” page on their website or by calling 101. In an emergency or if a crime is occurring. happen, always call 999.