WISBECH: Court hears would-be burglar handed keys for Luxe Cinema to police

PUBLISHED: 18:01 17 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:06 02 June 2010

WOULD-be burglar Nicholas Stevens handed over a set of keys for the Wisbech Luxe Cinema when he was arrested. Stevens had acted as a look-out when someone else tried to break into the new cinema in Alexandra Road, and was also found in possession of a jem

WOULD-be burglar Nicholas Stevens handed over a set of keys for the Wisbech Luxe Cinema when he was arrested.

Stevens had acted as a look-out when someone else tried to break into the new cinema in Alexandra Road, and was also found in possession of a jemmy, a screw driver, gloves and a multi-tool.

The keys of the cinema had gone missing the day before the attempted break-in, prosecutor Scheherazade Haque explained at Wisbech courthouse.

Owner Burleigh Ibbott was in the cinema on May 25 when the door was interfered with, she said.

Earlier the same day, Stevens and another person were seen on CCTV as they tried to empty a cash box in a public telephone box.

"The males then put on gloves and travelled to the Luxe Cinema, where they interfered with the door," she told District Judge Ken Sheraton.

Stevens, 23, of Norfolk Street, Wisbech, admitted attempting to steal cash belonging to British Telecom, and attempting to burgle the cinema with intent to steal.

Stevens was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and pay £60 costs, and items handed over to police were forfeited.


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