Only one extra for the ROGUE! Burglar is discovered asleep inside pub after he broke in and helped himself to drinks earlier than inflicting 1000’s of kilos value of injury
- Marius Petrikas, 30, brought about in depth harm costing greater than £21,000 after serving to himself to a drink at Metropolis Tavern, in Newcastle metropolis centre, final summer season
- Petrikas used metallic bar to power entry and was discovered asleep inside by the police
- Police tasered the burglar six instances earlier than he tried to flee and break up his head open
- Proprietor David King instructed the court docket enterprise was already struggling resulting from Covid
- Petrikas was sentenced to 12 months in jail after pleading responsible to housebreaking
A burglar who broke right into a pub and brought about wanton destruction value 1000’s of kilos was discovered slumbering within the bar the next morning.
Marius Petrikas used a metallic bar to power entry into Metropolis Tavern, in Newcastle metropolis centre, final summer season.
As soon as inside, he helped himself to a drink and went on a wrecking spree for no obvious cause, Newcastle Crown Court docket heard.
Petrikas’ harmful antics have been all caught on town centre pubs CCTV final August
Marius Petrikas, 30, brought about in depth harm costing greater than £21,000 after breaking in and serving to himself to a drink at Metropolis Tavern, in Newcastle metropolis centre, final summer season (pictured)
The proprietor, already struggling as a result of affect of coronavirus, was left with losses of greater than £21,000 because of Petrikas’ actions.
The court docket heard it was within the early hours of the morning on August 5 final yr that Petrikas, additionally know as Algis Likso, broke in.
Alec Burns, prosecuting, stated: ‘He was found at 6am that morning when the owner discovered the door insecure.
‘He might hear loud night breathing so known as the police, who attended and located the defendant asleep. He had a bag and a metallic pole with him.
‘He had wrecked the pub and barricaded himself utilizing beer barrels and furnishings.
‘He pulled a digicam off the wall, within the cellar he pulled a cooling unit off the wall.’
The 30-year-old had used a metallic pole to power entry earlier than heading again behind the pub’s bar
Petrikas trigger in depth harm to the pub earlier than barricading himself in with furnishings. Police discovered him asleep and tasered him six instances earlier than he was finally arrested
Such was the extent of the harm, the pub couldn’t open till repairs had been carried out.
Proprietor David King instructed the court docket the ultimate loss to the enterprise was £21,450.
He added: ‘Covid-19 has had a large monetary affect on us and this housebreaking has occurred on the worse potential time and has put livelihoods in danger.
‘It felt like a final straw that broke the camel’s again.’
Mr King added that it had a detrimental affect on employees morale and that images of memorable occasions had been torn from the partitions and destroyed.
Petrikas, 30, of Ashley Shut, Killingworth, North Tyneside, pleaded responsible to housebreaking.
Petrikas was handed a 12-month jail sentence however will probably be launched virtually instantly as a result of size of time spent on remand already
He was additionally in breach of a group order imposed for affray, assault and felony harm value greater than £5,000 in Darlington when he trashed his residence after being instructed to go away by the owner.
He threw furnishings out of the window, barricaded himself in and police tasered him six instances however it had no impact.
He finally jumped out of the window and break up his head open earlier than operating at law enforcement officials, biting one in every of them as they arrested him.
Recorder Ben Nolan QC sentenced him to 12 months in jail however as a result of time spent on remand, he will probably be launched virtually instantly.
The decide instructed him: ‘Having broke in your dedicated felony harm by wrecking varied function inside the pub then, bizarrely, you merely went to sleep on the couch within the pub.’
Recorder Nolan added that the offence was contributed to by his psychological well being issues.
Andrew Walker, defending, stated: ‘One can solely have nice sympathy for hard-working companies who must take care of this kind of scenario.’