Thief tried to steal flooring worth £2,000 from Leeds apartment block

A thief who tried to steal £2,000 worth of laminate flooring from a new apartment building in Leeds has been jailed.

By Nick Frame
Tuesday, 26th July 2022, 4:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th July 2022, 9:52 am

Ashley Lee Giles admitted trying to take the flooring from Mustard Wharf during a recent hearing at Leeds Magistrates’ Court.

The 27-year-old targeted the recently-completed complex on May 5, and admitted several other offences during his court appearance.

This included two counts of stealing clothes from an address on Little Neville Street in the city centre in April and May, and stealing ladies razors and moisturiser worth £362 from Boots at Crown Point, also in May.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The Mustard Wharf complex, which was only recently completed.

He also admitted burgling Home Bargains at Crown Point by entering the stock room and stealing a £20 scooter.

Finally, he also admitted failing to provide a sample to police after he had been arrested to determine if he had taken Class A drugs.

Giles, of no fixed address, was given 24 weeks behind bars and told to pay £128 costs.