Surrey Pc admits thefts and plotting jewellers raid

A police officer has admitted plotting a jewellers raid and stealing a police uniform and two Royal Mail uniforms.

Surrey Pc Dustin Hunter, 30, of Budgen Close, Crawley, West Sussex, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft at Winchester Crown Court.

He admitted planning a robbery at the jewellers, by pleading guilty to the charge of encouraging or assisting the commission of an indictable offence.

The raid on Decorus in Station Road East, Oxted, never took place.

Drug dealing

At an earlier hearing this month at Harrow Crown Court, Hunter was also found guilty of one count of possessing the Class B drug cannabis with intent to supply.

Hunter, who was based at Banstead Police Station, was charged with the drug dealing offence in January this year and suspended from duty.

Two months later, on 20 March, Hunter was arrested at Clacket Lane on the M25 and charged with the thefts and also being involved with the plot to raid the jewellers.

He is due to be sentenced for all the charges on 16 August at Harrow Crown Court.

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