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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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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