Alcohol thief jailed after stealing from the same shop nine times - The Leamington Observer

Alcohol thief jailed after stealing from the same shop nine times

Leamington Editorial 15th Nov, 2023   0

A THIEF from Leamigton has been jailed after admitting stealing alcohol from the same shop on nine different occasions in 11 days.

Ryan Guy, 25, of Kenilworth Road, admitted nine counts of theft and was sentenced at Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday) to 27 weeks in prison.

The offences occurred at the shop on the Parade between November 1 and November 14.

Guy was arrested on Tuesday (November 14) after the store identified him as a suspect in eight of the offences.

Officers went to his address to arrest him, but he wasn’t there, so they asked the town’s CCTV operators to look out for him. He was soon spotted going into the same shop on the Parade.

Officers from Leamington Safer Neighbourhood Team swooped to make the arrest and found him in possession of six bottles of gin and one bottle of vodka he had just stolen from the shop.

Investigating officer, PC Barney Tandy said: “We welcome the prison sentence handed to Guy. This is a good example of how we’re working with businesses to identify shoplifters and bring them to justice.”

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