Prolific Nelson thief admits stealing cab
2:03pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
A PROLIFIC crook stole a taxi and then abandoned it in Colne in the early hours, a court was told.
Burnley magistrates heard how drug addict Nasir Shraft helped himself to the keys of the Skoda Octavia when they were pushed through the letter box for his cabbie father at his home in Nelson. Police found it about six hours later, in Langroyd Road.
Shraft, 33, who has 90 offences on his record, a third of them for dishonesty, owned up to police and told them he had taken the vehicle. He had been subject to a community order, and a conditional discharge, at the time.
Shraft, of Holme Terrace, Nelson, admitted taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and having no insurance, on July 2. He was sentenced to four weeks in prison, suspended for a year, with supervision, and the Thinking Skills programme. He must pay an £80 victim surcharge, and received six points on his licence.