Shoplifter jailed after stealing more than £200 worth of washing powder
A shoplifter who stole £240 worth of washing powder might have thought he had made a clean getaway until he was identified on CCTV and arrested.
The items were stolen from a shop in Wicliff Way in June and a shop in Queen’s Road in November.
Dwight Fenton, 34, of Meadow Street, Nuneaton was arrested after being linked to the offences through CCTV. Appearing at Coventry Magistrates’ Court last week he was jailed for 12 weeks after pleading guilty to two counts of theft.
PC Cook said: “Shoplifting on this scale is not a petty crime, stolen goods are frequently sold, often to fund other criminal activity. In jailing Fenton, the court recognised him as a professional criminal with a flagrant disregard for the legal system. The sentence will give local shopkeepers some respite from his offending over the Christmas period.”
Bedworth shoplifter jailed for eight weeks
A Nuneaton man who stole £70 worth of air fresheners and Nurofen from a shop in in All Saints Square, Bedworth before assaulting a shopworker who confronted him has been jailed for eight weeks.
David Hurst, 53, of Oaston Road, Nuneaton was jailed at Coventry Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 19 December) after pleading guilty to theft and commons assault. The incident occurred on Monday.
PC Emily Linnett said: “Hopefully shoplifters will start to get the message that they can’t act with impunity. We are taking action to address your offending and the courts are willing to impose custodial sentences.”