Prison sentence handed to man who stole purse from Chichester hotel

A man who stole a purse from a member of staff at a hotel in Chichester last week has been jailed.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 5:24 pm
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 6:07 pm

According to Sussex Police, Jack Jones, 25, of no fixed address, has been sentenced to 18-weeks imprisonment after being convicted of burglary.

Jones was arrested after he stole a staff member's purse from a staff area at the Travelodge last Tuesday (March 9).

Jones had been staying there at the time of the theft, police said.

Jack Jones. Photo: Sussex Police

He pleaded guilty at court on Thursday (March 11) and was sentenced to 18 weeks imprisonment, ordered to pay £10 compensation and £85 costs.

Police said this offence meant that a suspended sentence order of 15 weeks relating to another burglary in February 2020 was triggered. Jones will serve both sentences concurrently.