Sunderland shoplifter jailed after raiding B&M store five days in a row, stealing curious range of goods

A serial shoplifter who stole more than £400 of goods from the same store over five consecutive days has been jailed.
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Samuel Metcalf targeted B & M’s branch at the Roker Retail Park, Sunderland, to pilfer chocolates, coffee, corned beef and tuna on six separate occasions between October 26-30.

Each offence was also in breach of a criminal behaviour order (CBO) banning him from entering the retail park in the first place.

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He is now beginning 24 weeks in jail after a court imprisoned him for 12 weeks for the six thefts and another 12 weeks for the six CBO breaches.

Sunderland shoplifter Samuel Metcalf has been jailed by magistrates.Sunderland shoplifter Samuel Metcalf has been jailed by magistrates.
Sunderland shoplifter Samuel Metcalf has been jailed by magistrates.

South Tyneside Magistrates Court locked Metcalf up after deciding that he “has a flagrant disregard for court orders” and because his offending “was aggravated by the defendant’s record of previous offending”.

The 37-year-old shoplifter, of North Bridge Street, Sunderland, stole £163 of chocolate and coffee on October 26 before returning to the store the following day to separately steal £75 and £29 of corned beef.

He then raided £75 of chocolate on October 28, £50 of tuna and corned beef on October 29 and another £20 of chocolate on October 30.

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Metcalf admitted all six thefts when he appeared in court at the end of last week and also pleaded guilty to each respective CBO breach.

Given credit by the court for his pleas, he was additionally ordered to pay £412 compensation and a £95 victim surcharge at a rate of £10 per fortnight from the beginning of March next year.

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