Cheltenham man attempted theft at local store with stolen digger
By Punchline reporter | 1st June 2021
In the early hours of bank holiday Monday (May 31), a man attempted to break into a cash point adjoining McColl's convenience store on Coronation Square, Edinburgh Place, Cheltenham using a digger stolen from a local company.
Noisy awakening this morning for residents at Coronation Square! 👮♀👮🚔— Cheltenham Police (@CheltPolice) May 31, 2021
Swift work by local officers and CID to arrest a male who is currently on his way to cells. #LocalKnowledge #CID @CheltPolice pic.twitter.com/SBpsVezkZm
Cheltenham-based O'Connor Plant received a call at 5am on bank holiday Monday (May 31) to alert them to the incident.
A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Constabulary said: "A 41-year-old man has been charged and remanded in custody following an incident in Coronation Square, Cheltenham yesterday (Monday).
Jamie Geisdorf, of Edinburgh Place, Cheltenham, has been charged with numerous offences and will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday 1 June).
He was charged with burglary, attempted theft, aggravated vehicle taking, criminal damage and using a vehicle without insurance.
He will appear before magistrates later today."
In a tweet, a spokesperson for the company said the incident "still doesn't beat last year's bank holiday call, at 3am to say someone was trying to order a McDonalds drive thru while driving one of our dumpers..."
The 5am bank holiday morning call this morning, to say they are using our digger to rip out a cash point, still doesnt beat last years bank holiday call, at 3am to say someone was trying to order a McDonalds drive through whilst driving one of our dumpers at Gloucester drivethru pic.twitter.com/F9nXTwlHZm— O'Connor Plant (@OConnorPlant) May 31, 2021
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