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Nottingham pub burglar jailed for six years

Coomber stole bottles of spirits after entering the private area of the Via Fossa pub on Canal Street on the night of 31 March 2019.

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A man who committed burglaries at three city pubs and three other premises has been jailed.

Darren Coomber, 44, of no fixed address, was locked up for a total of six years when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing today (Monday 1 July 2019).

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Coomber stole bottles of spirits after entering the private area of the Via Fossa pub on Canal Street on the night of 31 March 2019.

He also stole a purse containing cash, bank cards and a necklace from the private staff area of the Mojo pub on Thurland Street on 4 April 2019, and took another purse containing cash and bank cards from the private staff area of The Old Dog and Partridge pub on Upper Parliament Street on 5 April 2019.

Coomber committed further burglaries at a student property in Upper Parliament Street, on 4 April 2019, and at two homes in Chilwell on the night of 5 April 2019.

During one of the Chilwell house burglaries the victim found Coomber in his kitchen. He left empty-handed when challenged.

The victim of the other house burglary was alerted by someone who saw Coomber walking out of her house with a backpack. It contained her purse, bank cards and a tablet computer.

Coomber was later caught on CCTV cameras using the cards at various stores.

He went on to plead guilty to six charges of burglary and a charge of committing fraud by false representation.

PC Adam Rigby, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I welcome the custodial sentence handed to Coomber and hope that it acts as a deterrent to others thinking of committing similar offences.

“I’m pleased that he’s now behind bars where he can no longer pose a threat or cause harm within our community.

“Burglary is a priority for Nottinghamshire Police, with dedicated burglary teams now focused on tackling and reducing burglary in the city and county.

“We want to reassure the people of Nottinghamshire that we will continue to pursue those committing burglaries and remain committed to catching those responsible and bringing them to justice.”

Coomber was jailed for six years after admitting to burgling a home in Bramcote Avenue, Chilwell, on 5 April 2019.

He also received concurrent prison sentences, ranging from three years to five-and-a-half years, for the other offences he also admitted.

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