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Shoplifter jailed and banned from eight Nottingham stores

A violent thief who damaged a store’s anti-theft door sensor and threw a shopping basket at a security guard after stealing items has been hit with a two-year banning order.

Benjamin Holdrick tried to escape on the tram after stealing packets of bacon and a bottle of wine from the Co-op store in Wilmot Lane, Beeston.

However, he was arrested within minutes after neighbourhood police officers quickly responded to the incident and detained the 41-year-old after boarding a tram at a nearby stop.

Staff were left shaken by Holdrick’s aggressive behaviour after he had entered the Co-op on Thursday 9 May 2024.

He concealed the bacon and wine in a rucksack before leaving without making any offer of payment.

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Holdrick, formerly of Moorfield Court, Stapleford, turned violent when he was challenged by a security guard and he kicked an anti-theft door sensor, smashing the Perspex, before he left the scene.

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Following further inquiries Holdrick was charged with theft and criminal damage.

He was also charged with two more counts of theft, after stealing deodorant from the Home Bargains store in Queen’s Road, Beeston, on 8 May, and stealing cheese from the Sainsbury’s store in Derby Road, Stapleford, on 7 April.

Holdrick pleaded guilty to the charges and has now been made subject of a two-year criminal behaviour order, banning him from entering a number of stores in Beeston, Stapleford, and Chilwell.

He was also jailed for 10 weeks, ordered to pay a £154 surcharge, £92.50 compensation, and £85 costs when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 11 May.

The criminal behaviour order stipulates that Holdrick must not enter the following stores until 11 May 2026. If he breaches the conditions of this order, he will be arrested, returned to court, and face ending up back behind bars.

  • Co-op, Wilmot Lane, Beeston
  • Savers, High Road, Beeston
  • B&M Bargains, The Square, Beeston
  • Home Bargains, Queen’s Road, Beeston
  • Sainsbury’s, Derby Road, Stapleford
  • Aldi, Nottingham Road, Stapleford
  • Morrisons, Toton Lane, Stapleford
  • Heron Foods, Blenheim Drive, Chilwell

PC Samantha Gledhill, of the Beeston neighbourhood policing team, said: “Holdrick has continued to commit shop theft on a regular basis, causing a lot of distress and showing absolutely no regard or respect for the shops and the staff who work within these shops.

“This criminal behaviour order is now the fifth such order we have managed to secure within the space of a month against persistent shop thieves blighting our local community.

“I hope that shows people how seriously we treat this kind of crime, and it gives retailers some reassurance that we continuing to listen to them and take appropriate action to address their concerns.”

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