Homeless man jailed for stealing cigarettes

Clive Howe

Clive Howe - Credit: Archant

A homeless man has been jailed for six months after stealing cigarettes from a pub in Harlesden.

Clive Howe, 34, was captured on CCTV forcing entry into the pub in Acton Lane where he stole 15 packets of cigarettes worth £250 on August 29.

On September 12, he was arrested in Nicoll Road, Harlesden after police found him in possession of a hammer and gloves.

Howe pleaded guilty to burglary and going equipped to steel at Harrow Crown Court on Monday, (23).

DS David Abbott, who led the investigation, said: “Clive Howe is a career burglar who commits burglary offences to feed his drug habit.


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“Local residents can be assured that Brent Crime Squad will put fear in to burglary offenders operating in this borough by maintaining pro-active operations on them and arresting them when they least expect it.”

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