ASBOs given to three men trying to steal from Nottingham parking meters
THREE men have been handed anti-social behaviour orders by Nottingham magistrates after attempting to steal money from parking meters.
The men, who are known to work together, used screwdrivers and small strips of metal to insert into coin slots of parking meters to try to remove money.
Leszek Lipski, 40; Miroslaw Kosmala, 53; and Marek Brandt, 48, all of no fixed abode have now been banned from carrying the tools and from tampering with parking machines.
Lipski was found guilty of two charges of attempted theft and two charges of going equipped for theft.
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In addition to his two-year asbo, which prevents him from being in possession of a screwdriver or any strips of metal, Lipski was handed a 13-week jail term.
Kosmala was convicted by magistrates of going equipped for theft after being found in possession of a strip of metal used for extracting money from city centre parking meters.
He was given an eight-week prison sentence, as well as his asbo.
Brandt was found guilty of being in possession of a screwdriver and other articles which could be used to tamper with parking meters. He didn’t receive an extra punishment.