A man has been jailed after admitting stealing items worth over £6,000 from a Post Office.
Andrew Holland, aged 38, of Kidsgrove, was sentenced to 10 months in prison at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre yesterday (18 January) after admitting burglary, attempted burglary and possessing a controlled drug of Class A – heroin.
The court heard how on the 27 December 2022, Holland forced entry to the Post Office on The Avenue, Kidsgrove, and stole cigarettes, vapes and alcohol, worth over £6,000.
He was arrested by officers on the 17 January, following an attempted break-in at a Tesco store, on Liverpool Road in the town, where he was also found to be in possession of heroin.
During interview he admitted to being responsible for the Post Office burglary, and DNA evidence linked him to a hammer found at the scene.
Speaking following sentencing, PC Tom Davies said: “Holland’s offences had a profound impact on those businesses he targeted and we know it has caused concern amongst the local community.
“I hope that this result will deter anyone else thinking of committing similar crimes in Kidsgrove – you will be caught and dealt with robustly.
“I would also like to thank the community for providing us with vital information which helps us to target offenders like Holland.”