Colwick man jailed for handling stolen goods and going equipped to steal

A Colwick man has been jailed after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods and going equipped to steal.

At around 10pm on 24 June 2019 the occupant of a property on Greenwood Road, Carlton, was awoken by noises coming from outside.

He looked out of his window and saw 52-year-old Carl Thomas crouched down near rubbish. When he asked what Thomas was doing he replied with an abusive gesture and walked away.

The occupant alerted police who arrested Thomas, of Balmoral Road, Colwick, after he had returned to the victim’s address. Thomas was carrying a shopping bag which contained various items including an angle grinder and a balaclava.

When officers carried out searches at Thomas’ home address they recovered a number of items which had been previously stolen by someone from the garage of a property on Mile End Road, Colwick, and from a shed on Greenwood Crescent, Carlton.

Thomas was jailed for a total of 13 months when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday (20 August 2019) after admitting two counts of handling stolen goods and one count of going equipped to steal.

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