Serial burglar and robber is given eight years in jail

Serial burglar and robber is given eight years in jail

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Philip Dewey

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Serial burglar and robber is given eight years in jail
Adam Smith committed a series of offences across Slough and Maidenhead

A burglar and robber who held two shopkeepers at knife point was sentenced to eight years at Reading Crown Court on Monday.

Adam Smith, 30, of Tintern Close, Slough, pleaded guilty to six burglaries, one robbery and one theft of a motor car, carried out last year.

Roisin Horan, 31, of Powney Road, Maidenhead, was also sentenced after pleading guilty to two burglaries and three counts of handling stolen goods. She received an eight month sentence suspended for 18 months.

The pair both took part in two burglaries on September 29, 2011 in Powney Road and Courthouse Road, Maidenhead.

Smith also took part in a burglary in Powney Road on September 24, a burglary in Portlock Road, Maidenhead, on September 26, a knife point robbery at Sweet News, Langley on September 28, a burglary in Coopers Way, Slough, on October 4, and a knife point robbery at Londis, Farnham Road, Slough, on the same day.

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