Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police a man has been sentenced for shoplifting and going equipped to steal in West Oxfordshire.
Andrew Silver, aged 39, of Queens Road, Carterton, pleaded guilty at a hearing at Oxford Magistrates’ Court to one count of shoplifting and one count of going equipped to steal.
He was sentenced to 12 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 12 months, the community order against him has been continued, and he will be subject to a curfew and was ordered to pay costs.
The court hearing took place on Thursday (29/9).
The conviction relates to an incident on Wednesday (28/9) where Silver entered a shop on High Street, Witney, he put a number of items in a bag and left the shop without paying. He left the store and officers attended and located Silver.
He was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting. He was searched and was found to be carrying a pair of pliers.
He was charged and remanded the same day to appear at court.
Investigating officer PC Cory Fastnedge, said: “Silver was intent on going equipped to steal but also took an opportunity to shoplift.
“He has now been sentenced and will be put under a curfew.”