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Burglar Robs His Own Grandma To Fund Drug Habit

Wednesday November 5 2014


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


A "DESPICABLE" burglar who robbed his own grandma of sentimental rings to buy drugs has been handed a 16-month jail term.

Matthew Kelemen, 32, climbed in through a window while the 75-year-old widow was out.

He stole her wedding ring, engagement ring, other jewellery and a TV.

Kelemen, of College Terrace, Darfield, struck at teatime on August 8 at his grandma's home on Ashbourne Road, Athersley South.

Judge Recorder David Dixon told Kelemen: "This was despicable. Your grandma is lady who has given you support over the years when you have gone off the rails before."