AN ‘ALADDIN’S cave’ of stolen electrical goods worth £45,000 was found at the home of a former lorry driver who was caught stealing from his employers.
Appearing at Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court, Piotr Durat, 51, of Bath Street, Rugby, was given a 12 month prison sentence suspended for 12 months after admitting stealing the items in October and November 2017.
While working for a business based near Rugby, Durat made unauthorised stops and stole goods from the back of his lorry. He was arrested after being caught by his employer.
Detective Sergeant Mark Calvert from Warwickshire Police CID said: “This was not a victimless crime. When people steal from their employer the cost invariably gets passed on to the customer and we all end up paying for it.
“When we raided Durat’s house we discovered what can only be described as an Aladdin’s Cave of mainly electrical goods stolen from his employer.
“Fortunately the diligence of his employer meant they quickly spotted the items were being stolen and identified Durat as the culprit.”