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Prolific Guildford Offender Sentenced for Car Crime

Published on: 25 May, 2012
Updated on: 26 May, 2012

A prolific Guildford auto crime offender has been sentenced to six weeks imprisonment after he was found guilty of interfering with two cars and causing criminal damage when he was spotted on CCTV this week.

Nineteen-year-old Craig Roe, of no fixed abode, appeared at South West Surrey Magistrates Court on Wednesday (23 May) when the court was told how he was seen to try to enter two cars parked on a driveway in the Woodbridge Hill area, before noticing a security camera.  Roe reached up and broke off the camera, causing its bracket to snap and the unit to fall to the ground, during the early hours of Monday (21 May).

But police officers recognised Roe from the CCTV footage and arrested him on Tuesday, 22 May when he was remanded in custody.

The court heard that Roe had breached the conditions of a previous suspended sentence and, as such, this was re-activated.  He was ordered to serve six weeks imprisonment.

Temporary Neighbourhood Inspector Amy Buffoni said: “I hope that the sentencing of this prolific young offender demonstrates the determination of Surrey Police to relentlessly pursue criminals who make life a misery for some of the town’s residents.  We will not tolerate such on-going patterns of offending and will act as swiftly as possible to deal with such crime.

”Guildford is a safe place to live and work, but if there are any specific neighbourhood concerns that people have, they can help shape the local policing in their area by voting on their neighbourhood’s  priorities, at a local panel meeting.”

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