Chorley pet store burglar is found guilty
An intruder who sneaked into the staff area of a pet shop and stole cigarettes has been given a 12 week jail term, suspended for a year.
Philip Lewis, of no fixed abode, had denied a charge of burglary, but was found guilty after a trial before Preston Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard on August 4 this year, the 45-year-old entered Brett’s Pets in Chorley and got into a communal area.
The bench said a custodial term was necessary due to his record, and ordered him to have treatment for drug dependency, and to pay a £128 surcharge.
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