Stole 28 bottles of wine but left most expensive one behind
A man who stole 28 bottles of wine valued at £650, from a restaurant in Turnham Green Terrace, has been arrested, charged and sentenced in less then a day.
On Sunday, 31 August at approximately 1.30am, Robert Peffers, 56 of Garrick House, Devonshire Road, was caught on the restaurant's CCTV breaking into the premises.
He was recorded picking up empty wine bottles in the basement before heading upstairs. He continued to search the premises, then loaded carrier bags with further wine bottles. He was then seen on CCTV leaving the premises with the stolen goods. He left the most expensive bottle of wine behind.
Once officers from the Hounslow Serious Acquisitive Crime Team received the report of the burglary, they attended the scene and quickly identified Peffers as the suspect. He was arrested at 4.15pm the same day on Regent Road, Hounslow and charged with non-residential burglary.
He attended Uxbridge Magistrates Court where he was jailed for 10 weeks.
Darren Young from Hounslow Serious Acquisitive Crime Team said, “With the help of restaurant staff and fast time intelligence, we quickly identified, charged and sentenced a burglar within 24 hour period.
“This sentence handed sends a strong message to those who intent on committing opportunist crimes of this nature that their actions can lead to time behind bars.”
September 11, 2014