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Burglar who stole Jaffa Cakes from Dartford pub jailed for a year

PUBLISHED: 12:24 22 November 2017

John Saunders, pictured with his stolen Jaffa Cakes, during his arrest

John Saunders, pictured with his stolen Jaffa Cakes, during his arrest

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He was sentenced on Monday, November 13

John SaundersJohn Saunders

A hungry burglar has been jailed for pinching a pack of Jaffa Cakes in Dartford.

John Saunders, of Tennyson Avenue in Canterbury, broke into The Foresters pub in Great Queen Street last month, taking the biscuits and cigarettes.

Investigating officer PC Peter Hyland said: “Rather than enjoy his stolen treats Saunders will now experience the bitter taste of a prison sentence.”

After breaking into the pub, Saunders tried to break into a nearby business in East Hill, but couldn’t open its tills.

The business’s owner then spotted the thief trying to make his escape.

An investigating officer arrested Saunders, who was still clutching his beloved Jaffa Cakes stolen in the pub raid, along with a hoard of 300 stolen cigarettes.

He admitted two counts of burglary and was jailed for 12 months at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday, November 13.

PC Hyland added: “As shown in this case, burglars like Saunders are opportunistic by nature and will attempt to steal anything not nailed down.

“Basic home security measures, such as making sure all doors are locked securely and valuables are kept out of sight, can stop most criminals in their tracks. Please keep that in mind.”

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