Thief who targeted Gosport Co-op is put on a curfew

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A THIEF who stole £280 worth of air fresheners has been told to stay in at night under a curfew.

Daniel Jackman took the pile of air fresheners from the Co-op in Forton Road, Gosport.

Days later he targeted the same shop and stole washing detergent, worth £35.

The 36-year-old then stole £90 worth of make up from the Co-op store in Dartmouth Court, Gosport.

At the time of the thefts he was the subject of a conditional discharge, handed to him by the courts for a previous shoplifting offence at a Co-op in Lee-on-the-Solent.

Unemployed Jackman, of Mabey Close, Gosport, pleaded guilty to three charges of theft when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He will have to wear an electronic tag and stay at home between 8.30pm and 8.30am everyday for the next three months.

The magistrates ordered him to pay £315 in compensation to the Co-op. The money will automatically be taken out of the state benefits he receives.