Man convicted of thefts and other offences – Oxford and Bicester
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Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been convicted of thefts and other offences in Oxford and Bicester.
John Joyce, aged 26, of Old Abingdon Road, Oxford, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and one count each of failing to stop for police and careless driving at Oxford Magistrates’ Court yesterday (14/9).
He was released on conditional bail and is due to be sentenced at the same court on 5 October.
Joyce stole planters from a business in Church Way, Botley, on 16 May, and scrap metal from a business in Launton Road, Bicester, on 15 August.
Then, at around 3.30pm on 29 August, Joyce failed to stop for police officers while driving a Ford Transit and made off through red traffic lights on Weirs Lane, Oxford.
Joyce was arrested and charged on 30 August.
Investigating officer PC Ryan Dollery said: “I am pleased with this conviction as John Joyce was targeting small businesses for his own financial gain.
“The driving displayed by Joyce when we tried to stop him was careless so we decided not to pursue him into the city centre.”