Shoplifting pair from Fareham are jailed

Rowans staff, from left: Maggi HardCastle, Amanda Mahoney, Tracey Jeffery and Doug Bowen outside the centre where lead was stolen from the roof     Picture: Habibur Rahman PPP-170526-162118001

‘Despicable’ act sees thieves steal lead from Rowans Hospice centre

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TWO prolific thieves who went out shoplifting together have each been jailed for 28 days.

Anthony Cripps and Terence Miller were arrested after targeting the same shop two days in a row.

On November 13 the pair stole meat and cheese worth £50 from a Co-op store in Fareham.

The next day they returned, this time getting away with £60 worth of gammon steaks.

Cripps, 31, of Ocean Close, Fareham and Miller, 29, of Gibraltar Close, Fareham, are no strangers to the courts and were recognised by police on CCTV.

They both pleaded guilty to two counts of theft when they appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The magistrates ruled that jail was the only option because both offenders have a long history of offending.

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