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Two men sentenced for stealing goods from disused Burry Port pub

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 19, 2014

TWO men have appeared in court after handling stolen goods including a cooker and dishwasher which were taken from a disused pub.

Paul White and Stephen Davies appeared at Swansea Crown Court to be sentenced after admitting the single offence.

Davies was arrested after his image was captured on CCTV at the Cash Generators store in Llanelli where he had taken the television to sell. The court was told he had travelled there, with the £250 television, in a taxi.

The pair admitted storing the goods, which had been taken in the burglary of a disused pub in Burry Port, in a friend's shed.

The court heard the goods were stolen before August 5, 2012, but the break-in of the Engine Inn in Burry Port was not discovered until September 4 that year.

Items taken included a TV, dishwasher, cooker and power tools.

The items had been moved there by the building's owners from their own home.

Some of the items stolen were sold in two pawn shops in Llanelli town centre.

White, aged 38, from Memorial Square in Burry Port, had a number of previous convictions, including some for dishonesty offences.

Davies, aged 54, from New Street in Burry Port, had convictions for public disorder and drugs possession.

Both men were handed 12-week sentences, suspended for 12 months.

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