Persistent thief who stole from Hastings shops is jailed

A man who stole items ranging from facemasks to a quantity of coats has been given a prison sentence according to a court document

Court news. NNL-170524-154443005
Court news. NNL-170524-154443005

Scott Starr, 39, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to stealing face masks worth £119 from the Body Shop, in Hastings on April 17.

He also pleaded guilty to stealing a rucksack containing personal items and a mobile phone from an address at Caves Road, St Leonards on May 9. He pleaded guilty to stealing a plastic crate, containing food items and a sleeping bag from Marina, St Leonards, on the same date. He admitted stealing a quantity of coats from Debenhams, in Hastings, on January 7. He also admitted being in breach of a conditional discharge imposed for earlier offences of theft.

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He was sentenced to 32 weeks in prison. Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was the persistent nature of the offences, failure to comply with court orders and previous convictions.