Robber Aaron Gillott, 28, stole mobile phone and advertised it on Facebook
THIEF Aaron Gillott who stole a mobile phone from a teenager and then advertised it on Facebook has been jailed.
He was told he had 'kicked sand in the face of the court' after he appeared before a judge for breaching a suspended sentence.
Gloucester Crown Court heard the 28-year-old, of High Street, Tredworth,
had attended one only session of 100 hours of unpaid work.
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He was given the suspended sentence in November for the theft of the 14-year-old boy's phone.
Gillott admitted failing to abide by the terms of his original sentence.
Jailing him, Judge Jamie Tabor QC
said: "He has just kicked sand in the face of the court and the probation service."
He implemented five months of his prison sentence and added two weeks consecutively for contempt of court because Gillott had failed to turn up for an earlier breach hearing.
"You were given every chance when I first sentenced you," the judge told him.
"I wished to keep you out of prison if I possibly could and help you get back on the straight and narrow.
"You have taken notice of what the court said and you knew what was coming if you did that."
At the November hearing the court was told Gillott's bragging about the theft of the phone from a 14-year-old boy proved his undoing because friends of the victim saw his Facebook comments and called police.
He pleaded guilty to robbing the boy in Gloucester on February 13 last year.
Nick Fridd, prosecuting, said Gillott was riding a bike in the city when he "'engineered an accident" with the boy, who was also on a bicycle.
Mr Fridd said Gillott demanded cash from the boy as "compensation" for damage to his bike and when the boy said he had no money, he took his mobile telephone.
Gillott later advertised his new telephone on his the social networking site and this was spotted by the victim's father and friends.