Published: 00:01, 09 October 2014 |
Updated: 11:08, 09 October 2014
A serial offender who dressed as a policeman, shoplifted and burgled a garage is boasting on Facebook that he has a “master’s degree in burglary, robbery, shoplifting and scrap metal”.
Ashley De Luca was jailed for 119 days for committing a string of offences between September 2013 and last month in Faversham and Teynham.
The homeless 27-year-old admitted burglary, wearing a police uniform with intent to deceive and seven shop thefts.
He did not enter pleas to threatening behaviour and two counts of failing to surrender to custody but was convicted by magistrates.
This week his Facebook page stated that he has “master’s degree in burglary, robbery, shoplifting and scrap metal”.
It went on: “If you have a job don’t hesitate to contact me and I can remove all goods properly and professionally...you can find me in the yellow pages under raggo ashley’s removals ‘take wat u can and give nuffink bak’.”
The court heard that on September 24 last year at Teynham, De Luca used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour towards another with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence.
The same day he stole sweets from a shop in London Road, Teynham.
On March 13 of this year De Luca burgled a garage in Belvedere Road, Faversham, and wore a police uniform, namely a black tactical-style jacket and velcro black and white police badge, with intent to deceive.
On March 30 and April 8 he stole alcohol worth £33 from Sainsbury’s in Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, and on June 20 he stole alcohol worth £28.99 from the same shop.
At Morrisons in North Lane in Faversham he stole meat and alcohol on July 31 and August 1.
On August 17, De Luca stole food worth £8 from the Co-op in Forbes Road. He also failed to turn up for court hearings on August 15 and September 11.
Magistrates initially sentenced De Luca to 91 days in prison, but because the offences were committed during a suspended prison sentence it was increased to 119 days.
He must also pay £150 compensation.
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