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Jail for thief who targeted cars in Lockleaze

Darrel Curtis
Darrel Curtis

A man has been jailed for 37 weeks for thefts from cars in Lockleaze, fraud and burglary.

Darrel Curtis, 36, of Brangwyn Grove, Lockleaze, appeared before Bristol Magistrates on Saturday 18 April following his arrest the day before.

He admitted entering Stoke Park Primary School with intent to steal on 10 April and fraudulent use of a stolen bank card to buy alcohol, tobacco and lottery tickets from a petrol station in Horfield on 7 April.

He also admitted three counts of theft from cars – two on 28 March in Eastlake Close and Danby Street, in which sunglasses, a dashcam, groceries and CDs were stolen and one overnight 6 to 7 April in Crome Road, when a wallet was stolen.

You can help to look out for your community by:

  • joining Neighbourhood Watch and calling 101 to report suspicious incidents as they happen. Even if we can’t attend immediately the information could help our investigations and target our patrols
  • keeping your property secure – don’t leave valuables in your car overnight and do lock up and set the alarm whenever you park