Man and woman jailed for burglary

Man and woman jailed for burglary

Thomas Harold Coker, 25, of Devizes Road, Salisbury, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on October 6 after admitting burglary and two charges of fraud. He was jailed for two years and seven months.

Cayley Tuxworth, 25, of Devizes Road, Salisbury, was charged with two counts of fraud using the bank cards and was given a six-month conditional discharge at Poole Magistrates’ Court on October 6 after admitting the offences.

On the afternoon of June 27, a burglary at a three-bedroom semi-detached property off the A354 near Sixpenny Handley. The victim, a woman in her 60s, was asleep and woke at around 3.40pm to discover a voicemail message stating there had been suspicious activity on her bank card. She discovered her bag, which contained her bank cards, had been stolen from the property.

At 3.52pm the victim received another similar call and she contacted police. Officers attended and discovered the cards had been used in Coombe Bissett Stores. Five transactions, totalled £115.60, had been used to buy scratchcards and food.

From the store’s CCTV footage, officers saw a man and woman arrive in a silver Peugeot 307 before carrying out the transactions.

Bank records also showed a transaction at the One Stop Store in Harnham, with five scratchcards bought for £25, but the card was declined at In-Excess, Harnham.

CCTV at the locations showed the same man and woman.

Officers in Salisbury stopped the vehicle involved at 6.40pm on June 26.

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