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Cambridge thief who was spared jail steals from Co-op the next day - and lands seven-month prison sentence

A Cambridge thief who was spared jail stole food and drink from the Co-op the next day - and landed himself a seven-month prison sentence.

Robert Muttock, 31, of no fixed address, was given a six-month sentence suspended for 17 months when he appeared before magistrates on 28 February, having pleaded guilty to theft, burglary, criminal damage and common assault.

Cambridge Magistrates' Court
Cambridge Magistrates' Court

The next day he stole £50 of groceries from the Co-op in Milton Road, Cambridge, and went on to take £43 of items from the Co-op in Hills Road on 2 March.

He pleaded guilty to both thefts and the theft of clothes worth £150 from H&M in Cambridge on 20 February before Cambridge Magistrates’ Court, who sentenced him on Tuesday (26 March) to seven months in prison after activating his previous suspended sentence

Sgt Dan Scott, from the police’s spree offending team, said: “We will continue to pursue those who repeatedly target businesses in Cambridge and cause misery to those working in the retail industry.”

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