Burglars stole cash from Camborne sweetshop
A CAMBORNE shop owner tried to chase down a pair of burglars who broke into her store and got away with more than £200 cash.
Sandra Davies was working on her own in Sugacane sweet shop on Trelowarren Road, on the morning of February 8, this year when she became aware that someone or something was on the other side of the door at the back of her store.
Last week Sophie Wilton and James Wilson, both of North Roskear Village, Camborne, went on trial for the burglary at Truro Crown Court.
James Taghdissian, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “She went to investigate and she saw someone disappear down the corridor and she gave chase.
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“She saw two people. They were running away, they ran out of the yard (at the back of the shop).”
Ms Davies was unable to follow the pair any further because she was worried that her shop was open and unattended.
She discovered that a cash tin was missing, which had contained £242.41.
Wilson, 25, and Wilton, 23, who had denied the offence, were later traced by police and found to be carrying nearly that amount in a mixture of notes and coins and were found guilty by a jury on Friday.
Wilson, who has previous convictions for handling stolen goods, public disorder and common assault, also pleaded guilty to stealing a £40 mobile phone on March 23.
The new convictions put him in breach of a suspended sentence order imposed in 2011.
Bathsheba Cassel, defending Wilson, said he had long-standing drug issues but was now receiving a methadone script.
He was jailed for 16 months
Paul Burley, defending Wilton, said that since the incident she had been carrying out voluntary work for her landlady.
Judge Peter Johnson handed her a five month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to be under the supervision of the probation service and carry out a drug rehabilitation requirement.