Man sentenced for burglary and fraud offences – Nuneaton
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A man has been sentenced to prison for burglary and fraud offences in Nuneaton.
Nathan Starkey, aged 22 of Lutterworth Road, Nuneaton appeared at Leamington Crown Court yesterday in relation to the following offences:
An attempted burglary at a property in Holsworthy Close on 29 November 2019.
A burglary at a property on Adderley Avenue on 19 April 2020.
An incident of fraud at a petrol station on Central Avenue on 19 April 2020.
Two counts of vehicle interference at a property on Watitune Avenue on 19 April 2020.
In the early hours of 19 April this year, Starkey was captured on numerous CCTV cameras trying car and property doors on the Churchfields Estate in Weddington. He then entered a property on Adderley Avenue where he stole bank cards belonging to the owner, and subsequently used them an hour later in a local petrol station to buy beer and cigarettes.
Officers from Nuneaton Proactive CID conducted extensive enquiries of local CCTV with the assistance of Nuneaton and Bedworth Neighbourhood Watch. Several unreported offences were identified, along with new CCTV evidence which proved pivotal in proving Starkey’s involvement in the offences.
Yesterday, he was sentenced to two years and four months imprisonment.
Investigating officer, PC Dan Lydster from Warwickshire Police, said: “Thanks to the help of the community and the Neighbourhood Watch Group, Starkey has now been convicted of his offences and will be brought to justice.
“We would always encourage the public to report suspicious behaviour to us, even if they feel it is insignificant. We are determined to tackling burglary and vehicle crime in our communities, and any information we receive from the public can be vital in identifying those responsible.”
Issued: HCB, Corporate Communications