A man has been given a prison sentence after admitting going equipped for theft in Chesham.
At Oxford Magistrates Court on Friday 15th May 2020, a 28 year old man from Chesham admitted one count of going equipped for theft. He was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment.
The conviction related to an incident that occurred in the early hours of Thursday 14th May 2020 when a man was seen attempting to gain entry to vehicles in Brockhurst Road in Chesham. Police officers attended the scene and pursued the man on foot.
The 28 year old man was detained by the police officers and found to be in possession of three torches. He was also wearing black gloves and a bandana.
The 28 year old man was charged on Friday 15th May 2020.
Designated investigator Hazel Browne, based at Amersham police station, said: ‘After [the 28 year old man] was witnessed in suspicious circumstances just after 4am last Thursday attempting to access vehicles, our officers responded rapidly and quickly apprehended him.
They found him in possession of items that clearly showed he was equipped for theft.
He pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and has now been sentenced to prison by the courts.
Thames Valley Police will continue to disrupt any kind of criminal activity and will bring offenders to justice, and I am pleased that [the 28 year old man] will now serve a prison sentence to reflect on his actions.‘
*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.