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Rubery burglar jailed for four years, nine months for stealing £30,000 worth of mobile phones

Tristan Harris 26th Jun, 2019 Updated: 26th Jun, 2019

A RUBERY burglar who stole £30,000 worth of mobile phones has been jailed for four years and nine months.

Leon Cobley, 47, of Oak Close, was also found guilty of dangerous driving and drug-driving at Hereford Crown Court on Monday and has been banned from the roads for 31 months and three weeks.

Cobley burgled the EE phone shop in Kidderminster at 4am on June 17, 2017, and was arrested for it a month later when he was bailed pending further enquiries.

Then on August 1, 2018, he was arrested in the early hours of the morning for dangerous driving and driving with excess drugs when he failed to stop for police.

Officers had to use a stinger to bring the vehicle to a stop.

On September 7, 2018 Cobley, burgled another commercial property, this time on the High Street in Stamford, Lincolnshire, where he stole mobile phones to the value of £23,260.

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