Prison for car thief

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A man was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on last week in connection with a burglary in which a car was stolen.

Charlie Lowry, aged 25, of Darnel Close, Beanhill, was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court to 42 months for burglary and aggravated vehicle taking. He asked for 23 other offences, including several thefts from motor vehicles, to be taken into consideration at the time of sentencing.

The burglary happened during the early hours of Saturday 6 August 2011 in The Oval, Oldbrook. A Seat Leon was stolen during the incident, as well as a Sat Nav and a wallet. The car was pursued by police and the occupants were subsequently arrested and charged.

Investigating officer Det Con Gareth Suffling said: “This individual was caught as a result of a joint effort by both members of the public who reported the incident and uniformed officers who managed to locate and arrest him. The sentence handed down by the court is reflective of the serious nature of the offence and sends out a strong message to those few individuals who decide to break the law.”

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also charged with burglary and aggravated vehicle taking in connection with the incident, is due in court later this month.