Suspended jail term for wallets thief

March 31 2017

A FISHPONDS man has been given a suspended prison sentence after a series of thefts and other offences across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

A FISHPONDS man has been given a suspended prison sentence after a series of thefts and other offences across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Craig Tutton, 37, was arrested and appeared before Bristol Magistrates on Monday February 27 charged with the theft of a laptop and a wallet in Winterbourne, taking a car without consent in Stapleton and fraud by false representation – using a stolen bank card in a shop – also in Winterbourne, all earlier this year.
He asked the court to take into consideration 13 other offences, including several thefts of bags and wallets, fraudulent use of stolen bank cards, taking a vehicle without consent and theft from a motor vehicle.
Some of these included thefts of bags, keys and wallets from leisure centre changing rooms and staff-only areas of businesses.
The offences happened between November 2016 and February 2017 in areas including Fishponds, Frenchay Hill, Kingswood, Stapleton, Clifton, Cribbs Causeway and Easton.
Tutton was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, a month-long overnight curfew monitored by an electronic tag and a six-month drug rehabilitation requirement.
A second man, Kai Rossiter, aged 35, of Brislington, was due before Bristol Magistrates on Wednesday March 1 charged with possession of cannabis and the theft of a wallet in Fishponds on Sunday February 26.