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28th Jun, 2022

Prolific criminal who stole in Rugby jailed for 15 years

A PROLIFIC criminal who committed a robbery and a burglary in Rugby has been jailed for 15 years.

Neale Mulhall, 34, formerly of Hallway Drive, Shilton was jailed at Warwick Crown Court after pleading guilty to three counts of theft, two counts of handling stolen goods, robbery, burglary, attempted burglary, being concerned in the supply of cannabis, and fraud.

Among his offences were a robbery, a burglary and an attempted burglary in the Rugby area in January – further details of which cannot be released due to ongoing police enquiries.

Also in January, Mulhall forced entry into a parked pickup truck in Nuneaton and stole tools worth thousands of pounds while causing over £2,000 of damage to the vehicle.

Mulhall also admitted to being in possession of thousands of pounds’ worth of items stolen from a van parked in Coventry in January.

He also confessed to handling a stolen electric scooter which had been taken from a property in Barnacle in January, and admitted stealing a bank card from a car in Bedworth in February.

An examination of Mulhall’s phone following his arrest found evidence he had sold cannabis.

Det Cons Chris Batchelder from Rugby CID said: “Mulhall is a prolific offender who has caused extensive misery in communities around Nuneaton, Bedworth and Rugby. I have no doubt local people will be delighted to see him behind bars for such a long time.”

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