'Prolific burglar' who targeted Doncaster pub bandit machines jailed

A 'prolific burglar' who targeted pub bandit machines in Doncaster has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 12:40 pm
David Stoakes.

David Stoakes targeted bandit machines at the Goose pub in Hall Gate and The John Bull Inn at Thorne in October and November last year.

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Officers investigating identified that the same method had been used to force entry into the premises and they also found forensic evidence at the scene that led to Stoakes' arrest.

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After the hearing, PC Joshua Heath, who led the investigation, said: “Stoakes is a prolific burglar who continued to commit crimes which effected local businesses, causing disruption and extensive damage.

"However, Stoakes has now been brought to justice and rightly punished for his actions.”