Posted: Fri 10th Feb 2017

Man who stole phone from sleeping train passenger has been jailed

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017

A man who stole a phone from a sleeping train passenger has been jailed for 10 weeks.

Ryan Jones, 30 of Llandygai Road, Bangor, took the phone while travelling on a service between North Wales and Chester on 19 December.

Jones thought no one had seen him steek the phone however he did’nt take in to account CCTV footage.

Sheer persistence from British Transport Police officers paid off, a search through the extensive CCTV network uncovered footage of the thief outside the train and at Flint station.

Having circulated his image, he was tracked down and arrested by police in January.

Jones pleaded guilty to theft at Wrexham Magistrates’ Court on 3 February and was sentenced to 10 weeks’ imprisonment.

 

Investigating officer PC Henry Thompson said:

The best part was that during a search of Jones’ house, the victim’s phone was recovered and returned to them immediately.

You might think no one is watching and you’ll get away with taking someone else’s property. But we’re here to make sure you won’t.

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