Shoplifter, 24, sentenced to 80 days in jail

A man spotted on CCTV at robbery at Co-op in Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw on Saturday, July 22. Picture: Hampshire police

Robber chased by pub punters after threatening Co-op workers in Portsmouth

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THIEF Thomas Gill has been jailed.

Gill, from Seymour Close, Portsmouth, pleaded guilty to attempting to steal a digital camera from Currys at the Ocean Retail Park in Burrfields Road, Portsmouth.

He pleaded guilty to stealing a £229.99 digital camera from the same store on the previous day.

The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer at PC World, also at Ocean Retial Park in Burrfields Road, Portsmouth.

The crimes were committed on March 3 and 4.

Gill was sentenced ton 80 days in prison by Portsmouth magistrates.

Magistrates made no order for compensation or costs.