Maidenhead cab driver jailed after pleading guilty to burgling customer

A cab driver has been jailed after pleading guilty to burgling a regular customer.

34 year old Asif Khan Mehrban, of Cordwallis Road in Maidenhead, turned up at the woman's home in Sandringham Road, Maidenhead, despite not being booked by his 63 year old victim. 

When he arrived at the woman's address he told her he was there to collect her, something that he had done on a number of occasions, although on this occasion he knew that he hadn't been booked.

He then tricked his way into the woman's home on the pretence that he wanted a glass of water.

Once inside, Mehrban then closed the kitchen door as his victim went to bring him some water and stole her handbag. He then used his victim’s bank card on the credit card machine in his cab, as well as using the card at a convenience store and withdrawing cash from a branch of Tesco in Windsor.

Mehrban was charged by police last April in relation to the theft which took place on 28 February 2018.

Mehrban, who appeared at Reading Crown Court on Thursday 27 June, admitted one count of distraction burglary and three counts of fraud by false representation. He was sentenced to a one year and eight month jail term.

Get Reading reported that Investigating officer Detective Constable Steven Baggaley said: “Mehrban callously took advantage of this vulnerable woman in her own home, somewhere that should be a place of safety." 

Image Source: Thames Valley Police

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