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Jail for man who admitted multiple thefts

A 29 year has been jailed for shoplifting, stealing a bike and attempting to steal a bike.

Published by Chris Maskery at 7:00pm 17th September 2019. 2-minute read.

Jail for man who admitted multiple thefts

A man who admitted multiple thefts has been jailed.

29 year old Michael Fitzgerald of no fixed abode has been given a 32 week prison sentence for shoplifting, stealing a bike, attempting to steal a bike and breaking a Criminal Behaviour Order.

Police in Aylesbury said he was a prolific offender who showed no concern for the impact his crimes had on his victims.

He pleaded guilty on Friday (13 Sep) to four counts of theft of a pedal cycle, two counts of shoplifting, one count of attempted theft of a bike and one count of breaching a CBO, at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court.

Fitzgerald was sentenced to 32 weeks' imprisonment and is required to pay £122 victim surcharge.

The offences took place between September 2018 and July 2019.

Investigating officer, PC Dean Kingham, based at Aylesbury police station, said:

"Fitzgerald was a prolific offender who repeatedly stole bikes and various items from shops in order to sell them on and make money.

"He showed no concern for the impact this had on his victims, for some of whom the bikes are their main mode of transport.

"Furthermore, due to the breach of the terms of his Criminal Behaviour Order, this has now been extended for a further five years.

"I hope this sentence gives him time to reflect on his actions and reassures the community that Thames Valley Police does not tolerate this behaviour and we will work hard to bring offenders to justice."

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