Men sentenced for breaking into primary school – Slough
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Two men have been sentenced for breaking into a primary school in Slough.
Ricky Bowden, aged 52, of no fixed abode was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment at a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Friday (20/10).
Mark Robson, aged 36, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment at a hearing at Reading Crown Court on 25 September.
Both men pleaded guilty to two counts each of burglary other than in a dwelling.
On 27 June and 2 July this year, Robson and Bowden broke into the Darul Madinah School in Chalvey Slough. On the first break in they stole laptops, cash and other high value goods. On the second break in they stole children’s toiletries.
CCTV enquiries led to the men being identified and both were arrested on 4 July and charged the following day.
Detective Constable Sikander Channa based at Slough Police Station, said: “Burglary has a significant impact on our communities. However what makes this case even more shocking is that the offenders selfish and criminal behaviour affected the day to day running of the primary school. Thames Valley Police are committed to protecting and safeguarding its communities. It is clear that the defendants in this case had little regard to the harm they caused to a school, its teachers and pupils and I am satisfied that they have been jailed for their crimes.”