05 December 2018
A man who admitted breaking into a Bournemouth store has been sentenced.
Harrison Jack Archer, aged 21 and of Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, was sentenced at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 4 December 2018 after admitting the burglary at the Every Cloud Vape Shop in Christchurch Road in Boscombe.
He was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, with a six-week curfew requirement and ordered to pay £500 compensation as well as costs of £85.
At around 12.35am on Tuesday 27 November Archer used a brick to smash the window of the shop and gain entry to the building before stealing cash totalling £242 from the premises. The cost of the damage to the shop was estimated at more than £200.
Archer was identified by officers from CCTV at the scene and footage was also obtained showing the defendant returning to his home address after the offence wearing the same clothing.
Following enquiries by local officers, he was arrested in the car park of Asda in Bournemouth on Monday 3 December 2018.
Neighbourhood Inspector for Bournemouth South Jon Wasey said: “We have seen a number of commercial burglaries in the Bournemouth area in recent weeks and this case demonstrates our commitment to identifying those responsible and ensuring they are brought before the court.
“We appreciate the significant impact offending of this nature can have on businesses, particularly smaller enterprises, and this is one of a number of arrests we have made in connection with the commercial burglaries that have occurred recently, including one where the culprit is now serving a custodial sentence.
“These offences are mainly taking place at night and I would urge businesses in the area to make sure they have appropriate security in place. Ensure your CCTV is working and take all necessary measures to ensure it is obvious that no cash is left in premises overnight and charity boxes are not on show.
“I would like to reassure members of the public that Bournemouth remains a safe place to live and work and we are committed to protecting our local businesses.
“I would urge anyone who has any information relating to commercial burglaries to contact us at www.dorset.police.uk, via email email@example.com or by calling 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”
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