Cambridge man who stole charity donation boxes is jailed
PUBLISHED: 18:04 16 January 2017 | UPDATED: 18:04 16 January 2017
A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to 52 weeks in prison after admitting to a series of thefts from shops in Cambridge.
Jordan Earwaker, 25, of Ross Street, Cambridge, was arrested on Wednesday (January 11) after being identified as being responsible for the theft of a charity donation box from the Empress Public House on Christmas Eve.
He was subsequently charged with five counts of theft from a shop, one count of receiving stolen goods and one count of theft, broken down as follows:
Theft of two drones and a charity donation box from Maplins on December 3
Theft of a charity donation box from Sainsbury’s on December 17
Theft of a charity donation box from The Empress Public House on December 24
Theft of a charity donation box from the Co-op on December 27
Theft of a toothbrush worth £85 from Sainsbury’s on December 27
Theft of perfume worth £179 from John Lewis on December 28
Receiving stolen goods, namely an iPad, laptop and clothing, on January 8
He appeared at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (January 12) and pleaded guilty to all charges. He was sentenced on the same day to a total of 52 weeks in prison.