A MAN has been jailed after making off with 40ft of electricity cable belonging to an industrial estate on a bike.
Magistrates’ heard how Bowman also admitted going equipped to steal after being found with screwdrivers, a hacksaw, crowbar, torch and gloves when he was stopped by police three days later.
During a search of his house on Monday, August 18, officers discovered a child’s bike, which did not belong to him and he pleaded guilty to receiving stolen goods.
The court was told Bowman was identified by CCTV, which showed him riding a bike around the units on the enterprise park at about 5.20am, with the cable, valued at about £250, dragging behind him.
Callum Terry, representing Bowman, said he had taken steps to address problems in his life.
“This is relatively low level offending,” he said. “He does have a history. He is trying to sort himself out.”
Bowman received four weeks in prison for the burglary, two weeks for theft and two weeks for breaching a conditional discharge, which will run concurrently and a further two weeks for going equipped to steal and two weeks for receiving stolen goods, which magistrates’ ordered to run consecutively.