Man sentenced for multiple offences including theft from a vehicle and commercial burglary – Wokingham
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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police a man has been sentenced for his involvement in a number of offences in Wokingham including theft from a motor vehicle and commercial burglary.
Shane Stewart, aged 27, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to one count of theft from a motor vehicle and one count of commercial burglary at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (14/11).
He was sentenced to 40 weeks’ imprisonment, at the same hearing.
On Friday (10/11) Stewart was detained by members of the public after he had broken into a car and stolen items from a car in Wokingham. Officers attended and arrested Steward who also tried to hide his identity by giving false details. He was also found to be wearing items he had taken from the car.
Stewart was also connected to a commercial burglary at a shop in Ashridge Road, Wokingham on 18 October, this year. Whilst smashing a window to gain access, Stewart has cut himself. A forensic test was carried out on the blood left, which matched that of Stewart.
The offences taken into consideration were 12 offences of vehicle interference, and theft from motor vehicles in Wokingham between 3 October and 9 November, in which car doors were tried and then items such as cash and other easy to carry items were taken.
Stewart was arrested on Friday (10/11) and charged the following day.
Detective Sergeant Johnathan Hare based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “Stewart had clearly been carrying out a number of offences to deprive others of their property as well as causing damage at a shop in order to take items.
“I would like to thank the members of the public who assisted in apprehending Stewart and helping us putting him before the court to face justice.
“This investigation and subsequent conviction shows that Thames Valley Police are committed to fighting acquisitive crime, serving victims and making our communities safer.”