Brothers jailed after stealing from cash machine in Hadleigh during spate of thefts
Two brothers, who confessed to stealing from a cash machine in Hadleigh during a spree of thefts, have been jailed.
Adrian Tanase, 36 and Constantin Tanase, 32, both of Waverley Road in Walthamstow, admitted to stealing £500 from an ATM in Hadleigh High Street, as well as thefts from five other cash machines in Suffolk and Norfolk, between January 6 and 7.
The pair’s involvement in these offences came to light, after they were arrested and charged with five cash machine thefts in Bournemouth on January 10.
CCTV images established that the brothers had made visits to Suffolk and Norfolk, prompting a visit from Suffolk Police prior to their appearance at Bournemouth Crown Court on February 21.
The men opted to work with officers from Suffolk Police’s Operation Converter TIC Unit, an initiative that encourages offenders to admit their crimes, which are then taken into consideration at sentencing.
Both of them subsequently received 12 month sentences.
DC Barry Simpson, of the Suffolk Constabulary TIC Unit, said: “It’s of great satisfaction to see these two criminals behind bars for their actions.
“It’s another great example of how Op Converter is a very effective way of giving offenders the opportunity to admit to further crimes if they choose.
“It is a process that enables offenders to engage with us and for Suffolk Police to detect additional crimes.”