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Man jailed for 16 weeks in connection with burglary and theft offences at two shops in Ipswich



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A man from Ipswich has been jailed in connection with burglary and theft offences in the town after two shops were targeted last month.

Thomas Moore, 30, of Girton Way, appeared before Ipswich Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, October 7 where he was sentenced to 16 weeks' imprisonment for burglary and one week for theft to run concurrently.

The first incident happened shortly before 8pm on Monday, September 14 in Co-op in Sheldrake Drive.

Thomas Moore, 30, of Girton Way in Ipswich has been jailed in connection with burglary and theft offences in the town. Picture: Suffolk Police
Thomas Moore, 30, of Girton Way in Ipswich has been jailed in connection with burglary and theft offences in the town. Picture: Suffolk Police

A man entered the store and left without paying for a number of jars of instant coffee.

A second incident happened just before 1am on Tuesday, September 15 within McColl's convenience store in Stoke Park Drive.

Entry was forced via a window and a quantity of cigarettes were stolen from behind the till area.

An investigation was initially carried out by officers from the South West Ipswich Safer Neighbourhood Team and then officers from the Operation Shere team arrested Moore on Tuesday, October 6.

He was taken to the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and was subsequently charged with burglary and remanded before appearing at court the following day.

Along with the 16-week prison sentence, Moore was also ordered to pay £445.76 in compensation costs in relation to the burglary and a further £23 in compensation for the theft.

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