A burglar who stole more than £4,000 worth of perfume and aftershave from a shop on the Isle of Wight has been jailed for more than 2 years.
John Duckworth broke into Regent Beauty Shop in Shanklin in the early hours of 8th November and made off with the huge haul of scented goods.
2 days later, the 45-year-old, of no fixed abode, was arrested by officers and charged with burglary. He appeared at Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court in Newport on 12th November where he admitted the offence.
Today (Thursday) Duckworth was sentenced to 2 years and 12 weeks in prison.
PSI Dan Rowling, from Newport CID said:
“This was quick work by arresting officers and I am pleased that Duckworth is now off the streets.
“However, the stolen stock, which consists of more than 100 bottles of perfume and aftershave, still remains outstanding.
“We would encourage anyone who is offered the sale of perfume and aftershave, or indeed any items, in suspicious circumstances to call us on 101”.