A TEENAGER given a “last chance” less than a month ago has been given a custodial sentence after pleading guilty to burglary.
The 16-year-old from Winsford, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sent down for six months on Wednesday at Vale Royal Youth Court.
He admitted a charge of burglary with intent to steal at the One Stop Shop on Delamere Street, Winsford on February 14.
Carolyn Viviani, prosecuting, said the boy entered the shop with an accomplice who distracted the shopkeeper so he could enter a stockroom at the back of the store.
The teenager was caught on CCTV and after he had fled through a back door the shopkeeper noticed a box of Jack Daniel’s whiskey and a box of vodka, with a total value of £290, were missing.
The teen has convictions for thefts from, and of, motor vehicles; driving without a licence or insurance; driving while disqualified; breaching an interim ASBO; burglary; shoplifting and threatening behaviour.
Roger Badman, defending, said: “He’s realistic enough to know you will be imposing a custodial sentence.”
The youth also admitted breaching a court supervision order imposed for theft and a public order offence and was re-sentenced for the crimes.
He received two six-month sentences, which will run concurrently.