Burglary duo banned from every McDonald’s restaurant

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A burglar donned a high visibility jacket before wrenching a TV off the wall at McDonald’s, a court heard.

Anthony Carrington, 27, sneaked into the Kirkgate branch via a fire door and climbed three flights of stairs to the off-limits staff room on September 29.

City magistrates heard how he was later joined by accomplice David Hayes, 31.

Prosecutor Simon Broad a staff room locker was attacked and Carrington pulled the wall-mounted television from its fitting. Both men then left the building

Police later searched Hayes’ flat and recovered the 22-inch Grundig television.

Carrington, of Greaves Avenue, Lupset, and Hayes, of Rishworth Street, Wakefield, both admitted burglary.

Martyn Lord, mitigating for both men, said there were problems in each case with alcohol and they had been drinking on the day.

He said it was an opportunistic offence, the television had been taken but the property was recovered.

The solicitor said both men were currently on community orders with the Probation Service.

Magistrate Joy Waters adjourned sentencing for an alcohol treatment requirement.

But she warned them both that they could face custody.

She bailed both men until November 11 on the condition they don’t contact each other, reside at home and don’t enter any McDonald’s restaurant.

Mrs Joy added: “Wakefield, Barnsley, Pontefract, you name it – no McDonald’s whatsoever.”