Gosport meat and cheese thief jailed for latest spree of shoplifting

A MEAT and cheese thief was jailed following a recent spree of shoplifting in Gosport.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 4:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 4:16 pm

Aaron Cruickshank, 35, of Gosport, was sentenced to 22 weeks in prison for three thefts earlier this month.

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The thefts included stealing around £170 worth of products from Boots, High Street, on April 10.

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Three days later Cruickshank raided the Co-op in Palmyra Road of meat and cheese worth £57.

On April 19, he again thieved meat and cheese from the same Co-op – this time worth £16.50.

The sentence also included 10 weeks activated from a suspended sentence.

Thief Aaron Cruickshank has been sentenced at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court to 22 weeks in prison. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Cruickshank, of Solebay Road, previously admitted six shoplifting crimes at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court in September. These included stealing a Hoover, food and headphones.

On that occasion city magistrates imposed a 16-week jail term suspended for six months.

As reported in April last year, Cruickshank was previously jailed for stealing toys.

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