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A boyfriend and girlfriend “caused misery and financial loss to businesses across Peterborough” after going on a shoplifting spree.

They stole more than £3,000-worth of goods from shops in Peterborough.

Both have been jailed.

Robert Keltie, 34, and Roxanne Scoular, 28, stole from businesses across the city between 2 May and 20 May.

PC Kieren Rowell said: “Keltie and Scoular caused misery and financial loss to businesses across Peterborough, so I am pleased they have both faced justice.

Robert Keltie jailed for shoplifting in Peterborough

Robert Keltie jailed for shoplifting in Peterborough

“Shoplifting is not a victimless crime, and it pushes up prices for all of us.”

On 2 May, Keltie and Scoular went to Sally’s Hair and Beauty Supplies, in Maskew Avenue, and were let in by staff.

An accomplice put his foot in the door, preventing staff from locking the door, and Keltie and Scoular stole several electrical items worth £644.15.

 

The staff attempted to intervene, and Keltie pushed one of them out of the way.

Further thefts of goods totalling about £2,500, included:

  • 3 May – Spar, in Welland Road, Dogsthorpe, and JD Sports in Serpentine Green, Hampton.
  • 16 May, 18 May and 20 May, 10 June, Boots at the Bretton Centre – about £1,400 of goods.
  • Tesco Esso Garage in Welland Road, Dogsthorpe.

On Monday (14 August), at Cambridge Crown Court, Keltie, of Sheepwalk, Paston, Peterborough, was jailed for 14 months, having pleaded guilty to six counts of theft and one count of assault.

Scoular, of Ruster Way, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough, was jailed for 26 weeks, having pleaded guilty to six counts of theft.

 

 

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