The McDonald’s employee served the burglar wearing the cap and saw that he had just been stolen from him
McDonald’s employee unknowingly served a burglar who had just raided his house before entering the restaurant wearing his Swatch watch and Adidas cap on
- Ross Renforth broke into Jake White’s house in Alnwick, Northumberland
- He stole an Adidas cap and Swatch watch before wearing them to a McDonald’s
- Renforth was then served by Mr. White, who recognized his belongings
Ross Renforth (photo) stole Jake White’s cap and watched before being served at a McDonald’s worn by his victim
A McDonald’s employee unknowingly served a burglar who had just raided his house before entering the restaurant wearing his sports cap and watch.
Ross Renforth, 20, broke into Jake White’s home in Alnwick, Northumberland and stole an Adidas cap with a white peak and a Swatch watch.
The burglar then entered a McDonald’s restaurant with the stolen goods, where he was served by his unsuspecting victim – Mr. White.
Newcastle’s Crown Court heard that Mr. White recognized the cap – with a white visor – and a black watch, but assumed it was coincidence.
Upon his return, Mr. White realized that his property had been broken into and his belongings stolen. The court heard how the police found Renforth’s fingerprints on a bottle of rum in the flat.
Neil Jones, QC, continued, “While he was working at McDonald’s, he had unwittingly served the defendant, who entered McDonald’s as a customer.
Renforth walked into a McDonald’s restaurant (pictured) wearing the stolen Adidas cap and Swatch watch, where he was served by his unsuspecting victim, Mr. White
“Mr. White had noticed that the person he was serving was wearing an Adidas cap with a white peak. He thought it was strange and thought, “That’s how I got one.”
A black Swatch was found on the customer’s floor of the counter where Mr. White had worked. When it was found, he said, “I have such a watch.”
“The reason he discovered it was that the defendant had entered the flat.”
Renforth admitted burglary and was sentenced to Newcastle Crown Court (photo)
No permanent address allowed burglary. He has been in prison for 12 months.
Judge Robert Spragg told Renforth, “You went to McDonald’s and Jake White worked there and he recognized the cap and recognized the watch.”
Kate Barnes, QC, defensively, said Renforth had been drinking alcohol and drugs. She told the court that he “has very few memories of it.”
Renforth has previous convictions, but none for burglary.