Thief who targeted same shop is sent to prison

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A PROLIFIC thief who repeatedly targeted the same shop has been jailed for three weeks.

Melissa Twells, 41, stole £450 worth of candles from Clinton Cards over a two-week period. She stole from their store in Commercial Road, Landport, twice, their Cosham High Street shop and the store in Palmerston Road, Southsea.

Twells, of Eastern Road, Southsea, pleaded guilty to four counts of theft when she appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard she has 50 previous convictions.