St Albans man sentenced for theft and damaging a car

St Albans Magistrates' Court.

St Albans Magistrates' Court. - Credit: Archant

A thief from St Albans who used multiple aliases was given a suspended sentence for stealing from and damaging cars.

Gary Jakeman, 34, of no fixed address, stole £390 worth of items from a car in St Albans between Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2. The items he stole included a bag, a Nokia phone charger, a Sat Nav, sunglasses and a sunglasses case.

He also damaged the window of a Mercedes between Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4, causing £150 worth of damage.

Jakeman, who also went by the names Gary Cook, Gazza and Midget, pleaded guilty to both charges and was given a four week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay £740 in total, including compensation of £390 and £150 for the offences, a victim surcharge of £115 and costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

You may also want to watch:

His guilty plea was taken into account by the court.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter