'Laughing' shoplifter stole over £1,200 worth of cheese and meat - The Rugby Observer

'Laughing' shoplifter stole over £1,200 worth of cheese and meat

Rugby Editorial 12th Oct, 2023   0

A ‘LAUGHING’ shoplifter who stole more than £1,200 worth of items – mostly cheese and meat – from shops in Rugby has been jailed.

Not laughing now – Pearson has been jailed for nine months for 14 counts of shoplifting.

At Coventry Magistrates Court, Carl Pearson, 43, of Whitefriars Drive was sentenced to nine months in prison for 14 counts of shoplifting.

Pearson was already on crown court bail when he was remanded for the thefts.

He would sometimes take over £100 worth of items from shop shelves before walking out without paying.

CCTV footage of Pearson leaving one shop showed him apparently laughing as he left the store.

PC Blakeman of the Rugby Patrol Investigations Unit said: “Pearson is a prolific shoplifter who has shown no remorse and a complete disregard for the justice system.

“It is not funny that the shops of this borough are suffering loss and toiling against thieves whilst the prices of goods for law abiding citizens are forced up as a result.

“It’s about time Pearson changed his sense of humour, and we hope that this jail sentence will help Pearson reflect on his behaviour and break the cycle of stealing and dishonesty that he has clearly found himself in.”

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