Window cleaner jailed for more than two years after spotting designer goods while working, climbing through window and stealing them

The 38-year-old is described as a “prolific burglar”

A window cleaner has been jailed for more than two years after he stole designer goods from a Northampton home. Northamptonshire Police said that between 10am and 11.30am on February 23, 38-year-old Kieron Stuart Robert Long, of no fixed abode, arrived at a property in Scully Close to clean the windows. After completing the work, he made his way over to another property on the street. Using his job as a front, Long climbed through one of the windows and stole items including a pair of white Balenciaga shoes, a watch, wallet, and a jar full of coins, a police spokesperson said.

Officers were called a short time later, when Long was arrested in his van which was parked in Gardner’s View. The stolen property was found upon a search of his vehicle. Long was subsequently charged with one count of burglary. He pleaded guilty at Northampton Crown Court on April 8 and was sentenced to two years and four months in prison.

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Dave Bastuba, lead investigator detective constable, said: “Kieron Long is a prolific burglar and I am really pleased to see him locked up as it means our homes in Northamptonshire are just that little bit safer. “On this occasion, he used his job as a window cleaner to break into this home and once inside, stole high-value goods, which I’m pleased we were able to return to their rightful owners. It’s such a shame that Long had good honest work as a window cleaner and has thrown that away by committing this crime. I truly hope he reflects on that fact in prison with a view to making better choices when he is released.”