Thief who continued offending in Stevenage just two weeks into suspended sentence is jailed

PUBLISHED: 06:59 21 February 2017

A prolific thief who continued offending just two weeks after receiving a suspended sentence has been put behind bars.

A prolific thief who continued offending just two weeks after receiving a suspended sentence has been put behind bars.

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A prolific thief who continued offending just two weeks after receiving a suspended sentence has been put behind bars.

Hatfield magistrates heard that Warren Gray, of no fixed address, had stolen a black hoody and jeans from Primark in Stevenage on January 31, then failed to appear in court to answer bail on February 6.

The next day, the 29-year-old made threats and stole sweets from a One Stop store in Stevenage on February 7.

Gray had received a jail terms totalling 24 weeks, all suspended for 12 months, on January 17 after being convicted of two counts of theft, assault and breaching a restraining order.

And chairman of the bench Susan Coley activated most of the suspended sentences, jailing Gray for 22 weeks and ordering him to pay a £115 surcharge.

Gray, who must also pay £6.30 in compensation to One Stop, also received concurrent jail terms of six weeks for the threats, two weeks each over the thefts of the sweets and the clothes, and a week for failing to appear in court to answer bail.

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