Man jailed for 60 days after stealing £800 worth of goods

PUBLISHED: 16:56 27 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:56 27 January 2016

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Among the goods was a £300 balance wheel or ‘hoverboard’

A 49-year-old Gravesend man has been jailed for 60 days after pleading guilty to two theft, two counts of shoplifting and fraud by false representation.

In November, Jayson William Thornhill, The Avenue, Gravesend, stole £380 worth of fragrances, as well as a toy gun worth £119.95 from shops in Gravesend and Greenhithe respectively.

Then on January 2 this year, he stole a balance wheel, or ‘hoverboard’ worth £300 in Shamrock Road, Gravesend.

Days later, Thornhill attempted to sell the board for a cash profit.

Thornhill was sentenced on January 21 at Medway Magistrates’ Court, where he was also ordered to pay £80 compensation, £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

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