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Bedworth bakery burglar jailed for 36 weeks

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Adam Bennett (Image released by Warwickshire Police)

"Bennett has been a persistent nuisance to businesses around Bedworth town centre."

A man from Bedworth has been sentenced to a total of 36 weeks in prison for charges of burglary, theft from a vehicle, criminal damage, and two counts of interference with a motor vehicle.

On 16 November, 45-year-old Adam Bennett was seen on CCTV entering a bakery on All Saints Square in Bedworth through the front door.

The time of entry was 11:47pm, and the door was locked – attending officers later found that the glass had been smashed.

Bennett, who matched the description of the individual caught on CCTV, was arrested on Mill Street a short time afterwards with three sealed chocolate brownies in his pocket.

He later claimed that he had found the brownies on the floor and that someone had swapped their coat and bag with him before his arrest.

PC Wheldon said “Bennett has been a persistent nuisance to businesses around Bedworth town centre.

“Many, including us, will be satisfied with this robust sentencing as a proper response to Bennett’s behaviour, and we hope that Bennett himself hears the message too.

“We are hoping that after 36 weeks in prison, Adam will take the opportunity to seek help, correct his behaviour, and take proper responsibility for his actions in future.”

Two days later, at 3:26 am, Bedworth town centre CCTV operators informed police that a supermarket delivery van parked on Mill Street had been broken into through the passenger side window.

The camera captured a man smashing the window using a metal implement, before entering the van and taking an item from the back.

Attending officers found Bennett (who matched the CCTV description) outside the supermarket.

On the 20 November, Adam Bennett, of Adelaide Court, Bedworth, was sentenced at Coventry Magistrates Court to a total of 36 weeks in prison.

Bennett has also been ordered to pay compensation of £154.

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