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Pharmacy raider goaded officers

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: June 27, 2013

A BURGLAR who goaded police from a top floor window after he broke into a pharmacy has appeared in court.

Keiran Wathan, 20, from Gwenant in Cwmllynfell, set off the alarm while breaking in to the Co-operative Pharmacy in Gwilym Road at 6.30am. During his rush to get inside the pharmacy, he had left one of his trainers on a neighbouring roof, prosecutor Ian Ibrahim told Swansea Crown Court.

Wathan, who pleaded guilty to burglary, had been seen to throw a brick through a window and go inside. Police were called and when they arrived, Wathan was still inside and on a top floor, leaning out of the window and shouting "come and get me".

When he was told to get down, Wathan did and was described by officers as being "compliant".

When he was searched, police found diazepam from inside the pharmacy in his hand.

James Hartson, for Wathan, said the measures he had gone to get hold of drugs showed the depth of his desperation.

Wathan was subject to a 10-month suspended sentence at the time of this offence after stealing a friend's car. Wathan was given an eight-month term in a Young Offender Institute and six months of the suspended sentence was also activated.

In total, he was given a 14-month term.

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