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UPDATE on Haxby service station burglary – two men plead guilty and sent to prison

Last modified: 10 September 2021 at 03:58pm

Two men have pleaded guilty and been jailed for a burglary at the Jet garage in Haxby, York, during the early hours of Wednesday this week.

Constantin Manolache (on the left), aged 34, and Victor Marian Brazdis (right), aged 23, both of Diana Street, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (9 September).

Constantin Manolache      Victor Marian Brazdis

They admitted breaking into the garage and making off with a large quantity of cigarettes. They were arrested nearby following a search involving a police dog and a police helicopter.

Manolache and Brazdis were sentenced by the magistrates to 24 and 12 weeks’ imprisonment respectively.

Local residents are praised for supporting the investigation and providing key information which led to the quick arrests and conviction of the suspects.


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York: Haxby service station burglary – two men arrested as enquiries continue

Police enquiries are ongoing into a burglary at the Jet garage on Station Road at Haxby, York, which was reported as a crime-in-progress at 1.25am today (Wednesday 8 September 2021).

Officers responded immediately to search for the two suspects who were seen to make-off on foot through back gardens, over the railway line and into a wooded area off Lady Kell Gardens.

They were located and arrested at around 2.30am with assistance from a police dog unit and a police helicopter.

The men, aged 34 and 23 from the Scunthorpe area, remain in custody for questioning.

Witnesses, nearby residents with private CCTV, or anyone with information about suspicious behaviour near the service station in recent days or weeks, are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555111 or make a report via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

Please quote reference number 12210197526 when providing details.

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