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Stevenage man in court for car crime offences

9 Sep 2021
  • Stevenage man sentenced following a spate of thefts from cars in the town.

  • Mervin Bacon appeared at court charged with 10 offences of vehicle interference among other charges.

  • Officers appeal to local residents to make sure their cars are locked when left unattended.

A 38 year old man from Stevenage has appeared at court following his arrest for motor vehicle interference, theft from motor vehicles and shoplifting.

Marvin Bacon of Julians Road was arrested on 7 September and subsequently charged with:

10 offences of interfering with vehicles, which took place between 17 August and 8 September.

Two offences of theft from motor vehicles on 25 August and overnight 7/8 September.

One theft from a shop on 3 September.

He appeared before Hatfield Remand Court this morning (Thursday 9 September) where he was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment on each offence (to run concurrently) which was suspended for 18 months.

Compensation was also awarded to Tesco and Bacon was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and charges of £128.

Investigating officer Detective Chris Jones said: “Stevenage has seen an increase in theft from motor vehicles recently, with many of the cars targeted being left insecure. We have worked hard to trace those responsible and hope this latest arrest will see a decline in reported cases.

“However, we still need motorists to make sure they take the necessary precautions and always lock their vehicles when they leave them – and check they are definitely locked. Bacon is an opportunist thief who wandered roads randomly looking for insecure vehicles. If your vehicle is locked with nothing left inside, it is less attractive to would be thieves.”

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