A MAN has avoided an immediate prison for his part in the burglary of two Bournemouth town centre venues.

Wayne David Griffin, aged 37, was alleged to have committed the offences at The Juniper Lounge on March 12 last year and Ki-Cchin Sushi Bar between October 30, 2021, and November 1, 2021.

The defendant, of Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary relating to the Lansdowne Road venues at Poole Magistrates’ Court hearings on May 13 and May 16.

Bournemouth Echo: Ki-Cchin Sushi Bar in Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth. Picture: Google Maps/ Street ViewKi-Cchin Sushi Bar in Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth. Picture: Google Maps/ Street View

Court papers stated the incident at The Juniper Lounge, which took place with unknown others, involved stealing a safe, a bottle of alcohol, a jacket and a laptop.

The sushi bar burglary saw Griffin trespass and steal electronic devices, a red money box containing £100, two Dewalt power drills, screwset, finishing hammer, coins and non-alcoholic drinks.

Bournemouth Echo: The Juniper Lounge in Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth. Picture: Google Maps/ Street ViewThe Juniper Lounge in Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth. Picture: Google Maps/ Street View

Sentencing the offender on May 16, magistrates committed him to prison for 16 weeks, suspended for 12 months.

No order was made for compensation but Griffin was ordered to pay a £128 surcharge.

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