Four men given month in jail for attempted theft and criminal damage at 02 shop in Harlow Town Centre
Crime / Thu 27th Jul 2023 at 06:57am
FOUR men who admitted their parts an attempted theft at a Harlow phone shop have each been jailed for four weeks.
The four men appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday July 22nd where they each were sentenced to four weeks imprisonment for attempted theft from a shop and criminal damage to property.
A police spokesperson said: “Eighteen year-olds Loris Dumitru and Ionut Dumitru, Iolinan Zlate, 20, and Nicolae Dumitru, 19, all pleaded guilty to all offences at their first court appearance.
“We were called to reports of a robbery in progress in Broad Walk, Harlow, at about 2.55pm on Thursday July 20th, where a number of men were attempting to steal devices from an O2 mobile phone shop.
The men ran in the direction of the police station: two were arrested in a nearby garden and the other two caught quickly in the town centre.
Chief Insp Paul Austin said: “These men were caught thanks to the quick work of our local officers, who were on the scene within two minutes of being called. And it was that joint effort between our policing teams that secured their arrests.
“They entered the store and pulled, kicked and punched the display cabinets inside attempting to steal mobile phones and iPads, but left empty-handed.
“We understand the impact that this type of crime has on our business community and their livelihoods, and we will continue to support our business owners, making arrests and bringing perpetrators before the courts.”
Can't be from Harlow surely, as you've gotta be pretty dumb to run away via the police station pmsl
4 WEEKS that means they will be out in two then we can give them some of the taxpayers cash and put a roof over there head makes you feel glad you go to work doesnt it
4 WEEKS that means they will be out in two then we can put a roof over there head and give the some of the taxpayers cash makes you feel glad you go to work doesnt it
FAO: Geoff Turner. It's 'their' not 'there'. Thanks anyway. (About this work, Teacher?)
Thanks for correcting Geoff Turner, I had no idea what he meant.
4 weeks isn't a sentence nor a deterrent. Judge clearly as usefull as a chocolate teapot and 4 suspects clearly moronic . But alas this is Harlow lol
Some deterrent, 4 weeks! Laughable! and they will be laughing
4 weeks? Wow!
"Eighteen year-olds Loris Dumitru and Ionut Dumitru, Iolinan Zlate, 20, and Nicolae Dumitru, 19" That looks more like those summer criminal gangs who jet over, raid then go back home. There is a lot of that from Romania, these won't have been from Harlow.