A prolific thief branded a “disgrace to the community” has been jailed.#
A video captured the moment prolific thief Dean Haggerty used bolt cutters to steal a bike locked outside a recreation center.
The footage was captured by Splashpoint in Worthing and is one of several offenses Haggerty has been convicted of.
Bicycles, alcohol, DVDs and tobacco were just a few of the items Haggerty stole over a period of months.
The unemployed 48-year-old from Twyford Gardens, Salvington, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on November 11, where he was sentenced to a total of 12 months in prison for the following offences:
- Theft of £129 worth of alcohol from Sainsbury’s at Lyons Farm, Worthing on 21 June
- Theft of £174 worth of bed linen and towels from Home Sense in North Street, Brighton on June 14
- £325 bicycle stolen in Brighton Road, Worthing on 16 June
- Misrepresentation fraud, namely using a stolen bank card to purchase £44 items from Tesco Express, South Farm Road, Worthing and £50 items from Tarring News and Wine, Church Road, Worthing, am September 20th
- Theft of £400 worth of tobacco from WH Smith in Churchill Square, Brighton on 13 August
- Theft of approximately 15 DVDs of unknown value from WH Smith in Churchill Square, Brighton on 13 August
- Theft of £41 worth of toiletries from Wilko at the Guildbourne Centre, Worthing, on July 7th
- £500 bicycle stolen in Newland Street, Worthing on 7 July
- Bicycle of unknown value stolen from Northbook College in Broadwater Road, Worthing on 24 May
- £1,200 bicycle stolen in Brighton Road, Worthing on 22 June
- Theft of a bicycle of unknown value in Upper Brighton Road, Worthing on June 22nd
- Criminal damage to a £143 bicycle in Upper Brighton Road, Worthing on June 22
Haggerty was caught by Splashpoint on CCTV footage using bolt cutters to steal a bicycle outside central Worthing.
Inspector Sharon Sawyer of the Adur and Worthing Neighborhood Policing Team (NPT) said: “Haggerty has been a nuisance to the community for many, many months and this is evidenced by his continued abuse.
“We work with the public, local authorities and the business community to prevent and detect incidents of theft and I would like to personally thank everyone who helped our investigation bring Haggerty to justice.
“It was imperative that we collect as much evidence as possible – including statements from victims and witnesses, as well as clear CCTV footage – in order to present a case to prosecutors.
“Bike thefts have been a particular problem in Worthing over the past year and this case gives us reassurance that one of those thieves has been arrested.
“We recognize the emotional and financial impact of these crimes on victims and I encourage any victim or witness of crime to continue to report this to us.
“Our officers regularly patrol the city, including areas identified as theft hotspots, and the more information we can gather, the more likely we are to catch criminals and hopefully return the stolen bikes to their rightful owners – especially if they’re caught.” with bike register.”
The Adur and Worthing NPT also hosts regular bike marking sessions alongside Neighborhood Watch, and more sessions will be held in the new year.
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