Thetford man jailed after pleading guilty to 20 offences including theft


- Credit: Matthew Usher

A 23-year-old man from Thetford has been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to 20 offences including theft from vehicles and fraud.

Ben Cook, of St Martins Way, committed the crimes between March 15 and April 2 across Breckland and was sentenced at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

PC Andrew Menarry said: 'Cook affected the lives of many people and it is satisfying to see justice served. He would focus on vehicles which were insecure and then use stolen cards to fraudulently purchase goods.

'When he was arrested he said 'lock it or lose it', a message which we consistently offer to reduce crime.

'Criminals like Cook look for opportunities to commit crime where the risk of being caught is reduced. Make their lives difficult and remember to lock your vehicle.'

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Cook was ordered to pay £115 in victim costs, disqualified from driving and his Jaguar was destroyed.

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