He attempted to utilize bank cards taken from staff rooms at a grocery store and café

A cheat wielded a mallet at safety officers while taking bank cards during a two-day wrongdoing spree.

Richard Reilly, 37, of no decent home, rifled through close to home assets in a general store and bistro in Staines and Sunbury prior to attempting to utilize the cards at a nearby shop.

On Tuesday (October 19) he entered Farm Foods in Sunbury Cross Shopping Center at 10.10am and strolled around the store a couple of times prior to advancing toward the staff region at the rear of the shop.

Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town

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He was seen on CCTV taking individual possessions from staff part's sacks which were left in workplaces and storage rooms.

At 9am the next day (Wednesday, October 20) Reilly entered the staff region at the rear of the Muffin Café in the Elmsleigh Shopping Center where he took bank cards and individual things having a place with individuals from staff.

He waved a sledge at security when tested - and later attempted to utilize the taken bank cards deceitfully at a neighborhood shop.

Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town

He was captured for two counts of robbery, two counts of burglary from a shop, one count of normal attack and one count of misrepresentation by bogus representation.

Reilly was additionally accused of an occurrence which happened on September 30, where he was seen on CCTV shoplifting different family things from Sainsbury's general store in Stanwell.

He confessed to all offenses at Guildford Magistrates' Court on Thursday (October 21) and was given a custodial sentence of 32 weeks, of which he will serve 24.

Investigating official, PC Dave Udal said: "This is an extraordinary outcome because of an intensive and brief examination by officers.

Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town

"The truth that he was given a jail sentence shows that this kind of criminal conduct won't go on without serious consequences and should go about as a hindrance to anybody arranging comparative offenses and figuring they will pull off it."

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Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town
Thief brandished hammer during two-day crime spree in Surrey town