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Cambridge man who stole charity donation boxes is jailed

By Gemma Gardner

Jordan Earwaker
Jordan Earwaker

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.


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