Thief who breached suspended sentence jailed

Police are investigating three incidents in Southsea and Eastleigh. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

Credit card machines stolen from businesses during distraction burglaries

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A SHOPLIFTER caught stealing while subject to a suspended sentence has been sent to jail.

Michael Johnson, 29, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to stealing £99.07 of goods from a Co-op in Portsmouth.

He also admitted a charge of stealing six bottle of beer from a Nisa store in Fratton Road, Fratton, Portsmouth.

Johnson pleaded guilty to committing the crimes while subject to a 28-day suspended sentence for another offence of theft.

The 29-year-old was sentenced to 49 days in prison by Portsmouth magistrates.