Violent burglar jailed after elderly couple beaten in Wigan
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A violent burglar was jailed for over eight years last Friday after being rumbled by our detectives in Wigan CID.
Scott Mills, 37, of Grenfell Close, punched an elderly man before attempting to incapacitate him with a tea towel when stealing £800 in February.
Mills had entered the property through the window and then used violence when attempting to steal two cars when fleeing the scene.
He entered another property through a flat window the day after and hit his next victim with a crowbar before we arrested him.
During a visit to hospital when detained, Mills escaped from officers before quickly being recaptured.
He's now been jailed for eight years and two months after a hearing at Bolton Crown Court on Friday 5 November.
Detective Constable Ray Williams said: "Scott Mills is clearly a dangerous man; he has not only preyed on some vulnerable people in the community for his own gain but attacked them in whilst in their own home - somewhere they should feel safe.
"GMP will do everything possible to bring serious offenders like this to justice and Mills being in prison will make our community a much safer place to live."