Man admits string of burglary and theft offences across the Stokes

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A 31-year-old man will be sentenced next month after admitting a string of offences committed at various locations across the Stokes.

Karl Paterson, of no fixed address, admitted two non-dwelling burglaries, two theft from motor vehicle offences, an attempted theft from motor vehicle offence and a further theft, when he appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 6th October 2022.

The offences were committed in the Cheswick Village, Stoke Gifford and Bradley Stoke areas, with some of the offences relating to him stealing tools from vans and sheds in those areas.

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Four of the offences took place in Cheswick Village, one in the neighbouring Scholars Chase development and another in Bradley Stoke.

The offences

31/07/22 into 01/08/22: Richard Stephens Road, Scholars Chase – Burglary (non-dwelling)

14/08/22: Long Down Avenue, Cheswick Village – Burglary (non-dwelling)

15/08/22: Long Down Avenue, Cheswick Village – Theft (from motor vehicle)

15/08/22: Barnwood, Cheswick Village – Theft (from motor vehicle)

15/08/22: Barnwood, Cheswick Village – Attempted Theft (from motor vehicle)

22/09/22: Manor Farm Crescent, Bradley Stoke – Theft (from motor vehicle)


Sergeant James Organ said:

“Through information received from the public and detailed investigative work, we’ve been able to link this defendant to a series of offences committed in the South Gloucestershire area in August and September this year.”

“The theft of tools from work vans in particular can have devastating consequences for the victims, especially those who are self-employed and faced a loss of work and income, and rises in insurance premiums, as a result.”

“We’d like to thank the local communities for their ongoing support and continue to ask people to report any suspicious activity to us, including providing us with any relevant doorbell or dashcam footage.”

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Paterson has been remanded in custody to appear at Bristol Crown Court for sentencing on Thursday 3rd November 2022.

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