Trio who burgled vulnerable man to be sentencedBy Laura Herbert
September 21, 2012
Three men who burgled a vulnerable man in Bracknell are due to be sentenced next week.
Dean Wilkins, of Coppice Green, Paul Richmond, of Kelvin Gate, and Robert Lemmon, of Rainforest Walk, will appear before a judge at Reading Crown Court next Friday.
On December 28, last year, all three men broke into the home of a vulnerable man they knew at his address in Bracknell. The victim, who needs around the clock supervision by his carers who live with him, was out at the time.
But, he arrived home just as the men were leaving after being alerted to the break-in by neighbours who heard noises.
The trio, all aged 21 and from Bracknell, broke into the house after a rock was thrown through a rear kitchen window. Once inside, they stole items including a PlayStation 3, cash and a mobile phone.
The victim, who had returned home with his carer, tried to apprehend the men as they left but he was assaulted by Wilkins and Richmond. The carer was verbally racially abused.
All three managed to make off before police arrived but were later arrested and charged.
Lemmon was convicted of burglar following a trial at the same court between Tuesday, August 28, and Wednesday, September 5.
Wilkins admitted one count of burglary, one of assault and one count of racially aggravated public order, and Richmond admitted burglary and assault.