Prolific Nuneaton shoplifter jailed - The Coventry Observer

Prolific Nuneaton shoplifter jailed

Coventry Editorial 23rd Jan, 2024   0

A NUNEATON man has been jailed for 24 weeks for six counts of shoplifting and one of attempted shoplifting.

Daniel Laws, 34 of Tarn Rise in Nuneaton, was also sentenced for six counts of breaching criminal behaviour orders he had been given as a result of previous court judgements.

This required him not to enter Nuneaton Town Centre, Horeston Grange Shopping Centre, a supermarket on Weddington Road and a second on Kem Street.

All of these conditions were breached during six offences.

Laws is also required to pay a victims’ surcharge of £154 after being sentenced at Coventry Magistrates Court on January 20.

On Sunday, October 15 at 9.55am, Laws was seen on CCTV entering a supermarket on Weddington Road in Nuneaton, in breach of his criminal behaviour order.

He was seen to stuff a meat items worth £54.89 into his jumper.

A member of staff challenged Laws, who returned other items he had also taken, before leaving, making no attempt to pay for the hidden jumper meat.

Then on December 7 at 9am, Laws re-entered the same supermarket concealing £78.10 worth of cheese and steak about his person and then leaving the store.

On Friday, January 12, he entered a shop in Newtown Retail Park and filled a bag with £300 worth of cleaning and protein products before leaving the store without paying for them.

Two days later, he returned to the supermarket on Weddington Road where he was seen filling his trousers with £47.83 worth of steaks, before leaving without any attempt to pay.

On January 16 at around 4:30pm, alarms were triggered as a fire door opened at a supermarket in Horeston Grange Shopping Centre.

CCTV showed Laws in the minutes before taking £200 of alcoholic spirits into his coat, before leaving through the fire exit.

And on Thursday, January 18, Laws returned to the shop in Newtown Retail Park.

This was clocked by the security officer who asked to see inside his bag on the way out.

After Laws withdrew two air fresheners, the officer asked to see inside the bag again – discovering several other laundry products inside.

Laws then left the store.

In interview, Laws claimed he sold the items he stole from the various shops.

Investigating officers PC Cooper and PC Roberts of Nuneaton SNT said: “Laws is a well-known face with us at the station, and not for any good reason.

“Taking a 24-week time-out should hopefully boost the message that previous criminal behaviour orders have tried to send – there are better ways to live your life than to leech from honest businesses.”


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