Posted: Tue 28th Nov 2023

Man jailed and woman given community order after Wrexham shoplifting offences for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Nov 28th, 2023

A man has been jailed and woman issued a community order after a series of Wrexham shoplifting offences.

Layton Vallance, 24, of Pen y Bryn, Wrexham was jailed for six months yesterday after committing a series of offences over two days in Wrexham last week.

He appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Monday, November 27 where he admitted one count of burglary and three offences of theft from a shop.

The total value of items stolen from three stores, including laundry products, alcohol and vapes, came to more than £420.

Police say that he also stole two charity boxes from a fuel station after breaking a window to get in.

In addition to the jail sentence, Vallance was also ordered to pay more than £300 in compensation.

Oliwia, Pieczkowska, 19, of Albert Street, Wrexham, who also appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court yesterday was handed a community order and must carry out 80 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

It came after she admitted four shoplifting offences that took place within the city centre between October 14 and November 25, with the total amount of stolen items valued at more than £1,000.

She was ordered to pay £185 in compensation and a £114 surcharge fee.

Following another retail theft in Wrexham on October 19, a man was charged yesterday in connection with the incident.

He was remanded on conditional bail until his hearing at Wrexham Magistrates Court next month.

Wrexham City Inspector Heidi Stokes said: “Tackling retail crime is a priority in Wrexham, and we will continue to support that by robustly dealing with shoplifters.

“The impact of shoplifting on businesses can not be underestimated and it is not a victimless crime.

“Not only can it have a detrimental impact on staff, but the cost of theft also inevitably gets passed on to other members of the public.

“We will continue to identify offenders and bring them before the courts.”

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