Charity shop thief jailed Date published: 9th October 2017 2.53pm

A man who burgled a charity shop on three separate occasions has been jailed.

Andrew William Davies, 38, was arrested on Friday 6 October in relation to three separate burglaries at Age UK Charity Shop, Witton Street, Northwich, which occurred over a two week period.

Davies, of Gorstage Lane, Weaverham, was subsequently charged with burglary other than a dwelling - theft.

He appeared at West Cheshire Magistrates on Saturday 7 October where he pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to six months in prison and handed a £115 fine.

Chief Inspector Simon Meegan said: “To stoop so low as to burgle a charity shop on three separate occasions is simply despicable and shows that Davies had no regard for the harm that he caused to the local community.

“Age UK provide an invaluable service, helping people make the most of their later life. Yet, as a result of a Davies’ actions the charity lost a significant amount of money, which would have been used to support some of our most vulnerable residents.

“I welcome the sentence that have been handed to Davies and I hope that it provide closure to the charity and reassure local residents we are committed to doing all that we can to bring offenders to justice.”