Jail for Bridgwater thefts

A man from Highbirgde has been sent to jail for a number of burglary offences committed in Bridgwater. Christopher Rost-Aldridge, 31, admitted being responsible for several offences. Rost-Aldridge, from Highbridge, pleaded guilty to two counts of non-dwelling burglary and one of fraud by false representation.

On Thursday 22 April, he entered the staffing area of a bakery and stole a purse. Four days later he committed a similar offence at a joinery firm, stealing clothes and bank cards. He went on to use the bank cards to purchase items worth £37.49 the same day.

On Friday 25 June he was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court. He asked for a further six non-dwelling burglaries, four theft and one fraud offences to also be taken into consideration. He was then jailed for a total of 18 months and ordered to pay a £156 victim surcharge.

Speaking for Avon & Somerset Police, PC Jim Card, welcomed the verdict. “Rost-Aldridge is a prolific offender and therefore we welcome the court’s decision to give him a custodial sentence for these crimes.”

Leave a Reply