Two college student brothers, who appeared in court after a £4,000 raid on the home of a man they knew, had brought shame on their community, a court heard.
Wasim Khan (18) and Naim Khan (19) were told by Burnley magistrates that what they had done was appalling and despicable and although the pair were intelligent, they had not had much thought or consideration for the victim.
Wasim Khan, of Lee Street, Burnley, had been involved in the burgling of the home of Khalil Hussain in Elm Street, on June 29th, claiming he had been the look-out and never went inside.
The hearing had been told how a briefcase containing money, passports, four mobile phones, jewellery and paperwork worth £4,300 was taken.
Naim Khan, of the same address, had handled a Nokia telephone from the raid, between June 29th and July 6th. Wasim Khan admitted burglary and his brother pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods.
Naim Khan, who the bench said needed to change his ways, was given 36 hours at an attendance centre. His co-defendant received a community order, with 300 hours’ unpaid work and must pay £250 compensation. Both defendants were ordered to pay £85 costs.