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Man sentenced to 9 weeks imprisonment for burglary at local college

| May 9, 2017

A man from High Wycombe has been sentenced for a burglary which took place at a local college.

On Thursday 27th April 2017 the 38 year old man of Gayhurst Road, High Wycombe pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court to one count of burglary with intent to steal.

The burglary in question took place on Saturday 10th December 2016, between 10.00am and 1.00pm, at the Amersham Campus of Amersham & Wycombe College.

During the burglary a forced entry was made to a number of rooms in the college, desks and draws were searched. However nothing was stolen.

The man was sentenced to 9 weeks imprisonment and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115 and costs of £120.

The conviction follows an investigation by Thames Valley Police. CCTV footage allowed police officers to identify the man whom they arrested on Thursday 9th February 2017. He was charged the same day.

Investigating Officer, Det Con Richard Bates of Local CID based at Taplow, said: ‘[The convicted man] saw fit to target this educational establishment and although he did not take anything from the college, he did cause damage to doors whilst searching.

I hope this serves as a message that if you attempt to commit burglary we will catch you and you will be brought before the courts to answer for your crimes.

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