Men sentenced for Hemsby service station robbery

Two men have been jailed or sent to a young offenders' institution after admitting a burglary at the Jet Service Station in Hemsby in which a large quantity of cigarettes were stolen.

The burglary happened in the early hours of September 24 and involved two men from Northampton who were sentenced on Monday at Norwich Crown Court.

Gavin Monroe, 26, was jailed for 20 month and Stephen Vine, 18, was sent to a young offenders' institution for eight months.

Both had pleaded guilty to the burglary.

They had broken in through the main front door - triggering an alarm. Monroe and Vine then took cigarettes worth hundreds of pounds from behind the kiosk and fled.


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Police arrested Vine in a field behind the garage shortly after the break-in.

A quantity of cigarettes were recovered nearby. Monroe was arrested a short time later.

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