A burglar who ransacked an independent agency’s branch office and stole equipment worth almost £2,000 has escaped prison.
Bilal Hemmi of Windsor broke into Chiltern Hills Estate Agents in High Wycombe in June 2019, but the case has only just reached court.
Hemmi smashed the window and stole a camera and lens worth £1,900.
Described in court, and reported in local media, as being a “remorseless” offender, Hemmi pleaded not guilty to a charge of burglary, but has been found guilty and sentenced.
The court listing states that Hemmi had ‘no remorse’ and that he ‘ransacked’ the building, but despite the severity of his offending, magistrates decided not to send him to prison.
Instead, he was given an 18-week jail term suspended for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay £1,000 compensation.
You can see a local media report of his offence and court appearance here.