Man jailed for 22 months for stealing mobile phones from Paceville club

A man has been convicted of theft, aggravated by time and value of the item stolen, and handed a 22-month sentence after admitting to stealing six mobile phones from a Paceville nightclub

Cirligeanu admitted the theft charges but disputed the value of the stolen items
Cirligeanu admitted the theft charges but disputed the value of the stolen items

A court has jailed a Romanian man for 22 months after finding him guilty of stealing several mobile phones from a Paceville nightclub.

Catalin Gabriel Cirligeanu was charged with the theft of six mobile phones from Havana nightclub on 29 June and 6 August of last year. The theft was aggravated by the value of the stolen items, which exceeded €2,300. Cirligeanu was also charged with recidivism, having been convicted of another theft, for which he received a one-year prison sentence, suspended for two years.

Cirligeanu admitted the theft charges but disputed the value of the stolen items, an aggravating factor to the charges.

In view of his admission, magistrate Doreen Clarke found Cirligeanu guilty of the charges. She dismissed his challenge to the aggravating factor. The Romanian was convicted of theft, aggravated by time and value of the item stolen, and handed a 22-month sentence.

Inspector Elton Taliana prosecuted.

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