Portsmouth shoplifter who targeted Co-op stores 11 times for £1,100 worth of goods is jailed

THIEF Simon Collins has been jailed for 32 weeks.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 9:56 am

Collins, 48, of St Michael's Road, Southsea, admitted a spree of 11 shoplifting offences.

He stole £1,113 worth of goods from Co-op stores in Portsmouth between February and April this year.

He took cleaning products, meat, cheese and sweets.

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File photo of a Co-op store in Portsmouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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Portsmouth magistrates imposed a jail term due to his spree and previous convictions.

At Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on Saturday he was told he must pay a £156 victim surcharge.

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