Two men have been sentenced following a burglary in Middlesbrough.
The incident happened around 10:10pm on Wednesday 10th January on Baker Street, when two men were reportedly seen smashing a window at a business premises.
Officers attended and located two men closeby, who were in possession of a safe, keys, a contactless card reader and an android tablet, which were all recovered by police.
The two men aged 43 and 44 were arrested on suspicion of burglary and charged on Thursday evening (11th January).
Appearing at Teesside Magistrates Court on Friday 12th January, Peter Shaun Caswell aged 43, of Lytton Court in Middlesbrough, received 16-weeks in prison, suspended for two years after pleading guilty.
44-year-old Stuart Collins, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty and received a 16-week prison sentence.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Ben Millington of Middlesbrough CID, said: “We welcome these sentences and are pleased that we were able to recover and return the stolen property to the business involved.
“Officers were able to get to the scene and apprehend those involved very quickly, whilst they were still close by. I would always urge the public to report any suspicious activity or crime that they see as soon as they possibly can, to enable us to attend and take action as swiftly as possible.”