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7th Jul, 2022

Stratford 'safer' now 'prolific' burglar behind bars

A ‘PROLIFIC’ burglar who pawned equipment stolen from a car and a business in Alcester has been jailed.

Paul Mark Andrews, of no fixed address, was sentenced to two years and two months after pleading guilty to one count of burglary, two of handling stolen goods, and one of theft and fraud.

The 33-year-old stole power tools and a custom built pedal bike which the victim later discovered being sold online by a pawnbroker in Redditch. Police discovered he had also sold camera equipment, stolen from a car, to a different pawnbroker.

And blood from the scene of a burglary in Stratford further pointed to Andrews as well as CCTV footage of him using stolen cards.

He was finally arrested last month.

Det Con Karl Brennan said: “We are pleased to have put a prolific offender behind bars.

“Andrews committed these offences without any thought for the effect it would have on the victims. The Stratford area is safer now Andrews is in prison.”

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