A man has been jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to a series of shop thefts in Burton-on-Trent.
Arron Boswell, 43, of James Street, Burton-on-Trent, was sentenced at Cannock Magistrates’ Court on Friday (11 November) having pleaded guilty to three counts of theft from a shop, two counts of failing to surrender to police/court bail at the appointed time, theft – other – including theft by finding, fraud by false representation and burglary other than dwelling – theft, at an earlier hearing.
The court heard how Boswell was involved in a number of thefts between September and October in Burton-on-Trent this year.
On 16 September, Boswell entered a premises off Borough Road and stole a wallet and its contents.
Shortly after, he used a bank card from the wallet at a premises off Evershed Way to purchase alcohol bottles.
Three days later, on 19 September, Boswell stole a mobile phone from a man.
On 2 October, the 43-year-old, entered a premises off Station Street and stole electrical items, worth more than £300.
On 18 October, Boswell stole bottles of alcohol, worth more than £200, from a premises off Union Street.
And three days later, on 21 October, Boswell again stole bottles of alcohol, worth more than £200, from the same premises off Union Street.
PC Simon Jevons, of East Staffordshire Local Policing Team, said: “I am pleased that the magistrate recognised the seriousness of Boswell’s offending and saw fit to send him to prison.
“I hope this brings comfort to his multiple victims and reassures the community that we are doing all we can to identify and deal with prolific offenders.”
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