Bookworm who stole 7,000 books from university libraries earned £40,000 from their online sale

Bookworm who stole 7,000 books from university libraries earned £40,000 from their online sale

A bookworm who stole titles from the University of Edinburgh and other institutions raked in £40,000 from flogging them online – but was jailed on Wednesday.
Darren Barr, 28, who also used the name Alexander Van De Kamp, was sentenced to more than two years after the ‘brazen’ thefts.
Barr stole thousands of books from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot Watt University.
In less than a year, between October 2017 and August 2018, he took around 7,000 books and resold them online.
The lucrative thefts netted him about £40,000 – and 1,300 books have so far been recovered from across Britain.
Some 260 of the recovered books belonged to the University of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt, while the majority had been nicked from Edinburgh Napier University – which called in police after discovering the scale of missing books.

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