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Shoplifter who targeted same Morrisons store four times jailed

A shoplifter who regularly stole food and alcohol from the same supermarket has been locked up.

Adam Glasby was already barred from Morrisons in Mansfield Woodhouse before he entered the store to steal meat, alcohol, chocolates and other items.

The 45-year-old, of High Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, struck at the same store on four occasions in four months, between July and October 2021.

However, Glasby had been known to shop staff for his offending over an eight-year period.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday (17 August 2022), Glasby was jailed for 11 months after admitting four thefts.

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Security staff at the High Street store were alerted on 19 July last year when Glasby stuffed eight packs of sirloin steak in his zipped up jacket and fled the store.

He next targeted the supermarket on 30 August to again swipe steaks, before returning on 7 September in an attempt to steal gin.

When confronted by store staff, Glasby threatened to ‘smash their faces in’.

He returned on 13 October and stole two boxes of chocolates from the store.

Police Constable Laura Marriott, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This conviction is the result of excellent and persistent work by community officers.

“Retail crime can often be seen as a victimless crime. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

“When shop staff or security staff are subjected to threats or assaults, they are left living in fear both inside and outside of the workplace.

“Thanks to the tireless work being conducted by our teams, Glasby is behind bars, which is a great result and I hope will offer reassurance to businesses in the area that we will not tolerate this behaviour.

“We will continue to work closely with partners and residents, as we have done successfully in the past, to ensure that prolific shoplifters like him are serving prison sentences.”

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