Man sentenced for burglary and shoplifting offences

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A man has been convicted and sentenced for burglary and shoplifting following an investigation by Thames Valley Police.

Ernestas Inta, aged 30, of no fixed abode, was charged with one count of burglary dwelling and one count of shoplifting.

He appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and pleaded guilty to the charges against him.

Inta was sentenced to 26 weeks’ imprisonment for the burglary and four weeks’ imprisonment for the shoplifting at the same court on Saturday. The sentences are to run concurrently.

The burglary took place at a property in Ramsons Avenue, Conniburrow, Milton Keynes, at about 7.20pm on January 14. Inta stole a laptop computer, digital camera and a sat-nav.

The shoplifting offence was carried out at Tesco in Wolverton at about 3.40pm on January 16. During this incident, Inta took a number of DVDs from the store.

Investigating officer, DC Scott Dempsey of Local CID at Milton Keynes, said: “Burglary is an unpleasant crime, which leaves victims out of pocket and anxious, and the sentence handed down to Inta reflects this.

“Even if an offender pleads guilty, the courts take a very dim view of this type of crime, and Inta will now have a significant period of time to reflect on his actions.

“This case could not have been resolved so swiftly had it not been for the prompt actions of members of the public who contacted police. I would like to express my thanks to those witnesses for their vigilance and community spirit.”