Gosport thief who '˜couldn't care less' about stealing handbag is jailedÂ

A CALLOUS thief who '˜couldn't care less' about stealing a woman's handbag '“ which had jewellery and sentimental items in it '“ was thrown back behind bars for his latest crimes.

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 11:34 am
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 12:38 pm
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Prolific thief Eamon Reade, 35, of no fixed address, was back in familiar territory at Portsmouth Crown Court after admitting sneaking through a back door at the McColl's store in Forton Road, Gosport, before stealing a worker's bag.

The bag had a number of items inside it including two' high value rings', a purse and sentimental items. 

Reade, who has 43 previous convictions for theft and burglary, admitted burglary and theft for another offence where he stole a case of 24 Stella Artois beers from The Welcome Store in Gosport with a value of £27.

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Judge Robert Hill sent Reade back to prison for eight months. He said:  '˜You couldn't have cared less about taking the bag . You had only been out of prison for a short time when you committed these offences.'