Crewe man handed order banning him from touching vehicles Date published: 31st January 2019 10.37am

A thief from Crewe has been given a five year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning him from touching unattended cars following an application made by Cheshire Police.

Stephen Grace, 56, of Gresty Road, Crewe, pleaded guilty at Crewe Magistrates Court to one count of theft from a motor vehicle and 3 counts of vehicle interference in Crewe.

On Friday 5 October 2018 Grace stole from change from a car on Blackthorne Close, Crewe. He was caught on CCTV and recognised by officers.

Grace has 47 previous convictions for 114 offences, including many others for thefts from vehicles.

Grace was jailed for 30 weeks as the latest offence was committed whilst he was on a suspended sentence for a previous theft from a motor vehicle.

The CBO conditions ban him from touching or entering any unattended vehicle without the express permission of the owner and bans him from entering a driveway to any residential property without permission.

He will also be subject to a six month curfew between 7pm and 6am with immediate effect.

Cheshire Police would like to remind people to please be vigilant with their property ensuring it is secured and out of sight before leaving it unattended.