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Champagne and chocolate shoplifter banned from Wisbech shops for five years

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A shoplifter whose haul included Moet Champagne, razors and three boxes of chocolates has been jailed but also excluded from two shopping centres and three other stores for five years.

Luke Nash, 40, has been made subject of a Criminal Behaviour Order that bans him from entering:

Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech.

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Cromwell Road Retail Park, Wisbech.

Tesco Extra, Cromwell Road, Wisbech.

Asda, Wisbech

Tesco Express, Kirkgate Street, Wisbech.

Nash was arrested on 15 November, in an abandoned building in West Street, Wisbech.

It came at the end of a stealing spree in which he had targeted shops across the town from the end of October to the start of November.

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Nash, of Lynn Road, Wisbech, admitted nine offences at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on November 17 and was jailed for 12 weeks.

A court granted a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning Luke Nash from certain shops for five years.

A court granted a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning Luke Nash from certain shops for five years.

The court also granted a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning him from certain shops for five years.

PC Jordan Westwood, who investigated, said: “Prolific shoplifters such as Nash can have a significant impact on the business community.

A court granted a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning Luke Nash from certain shops for five years.

A court granted a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning Luke Nash from certain shops for five years.

“The Criminal Behaviour Order means we now have greater powers to tackle Nash’s offending. If he is caught in breach of the order he can be arrested and brought before the courts again.”

The offences he admitted were:

  • Theft of three boxes of chocolate worth £34.50 from Tesco Express, Kirkgate Street, on 27 October.
  • Intent to cause an individual distress by using threatening language on 27 October.
  • Theft of fish, steaks, and sausages of unknown value from Tesco Express, Kirkgate Street, on 29 October.
  • Trespassing in the staff only section in Tesco Extra, Cromwell Road, and stole a bottle of Moet Champagne worth £45 on 29 October.
  • Theft of clothes worth £100 from Asda, Wisbech, on 7 November.
  • Theft of electric razors worth £200 from Asda, Wisbech, on 3 November.
  • Theft of a variety of confectionary worth £18 from Tesco Express, Kirkgate Street, on 9 November.
  • Theft of steaks and razors worth £33 from B&M, Cromwell Retail Park, Wisbech, on 6 November.
  • Theft of a bottle of wine worth £9 from Tesco Express, Kirkgate Street, on 12 November.

Anyone with information about Nash breaching his CBO should contact police via the web chat service or online forms at www.cambs.police.uk/report. Those without internet access should call 101.

 

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