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Prolific Bedford shoplifter jailed

7 Nov 2019

A prolific Bedford shoplifter has been sentenced to 44 weeks in prison and given a five year criminal behaviour order (CBO).

Chuman Pal, 42, of St Johns Street, Kempston, was sentenced yesterday (Tuesday) at Luton Magistrates Court for a number of offences committed in Bedford between 10 September and 17 October. They include:

·       One theft from Debenhams, in High Street, Bedford

·       One theft from a person

·       Remaining on premises in contravention of a closure order

·       Fraud by false representation

·       Theft from a meter

His CBO conditions include not to enter Debenhams, not to be in the company of certain named individuals and not to contact residents or staff at a premises in Ampthill Road, Bedford.

PC Sharon Cummings, from the Bedford community team, said: “We will continue to target shoplifters and those that cause a nuisance in Bedford town centre, working in partnership with local shops and businesses to ensure our town centre is a pleasant place to visit.”

If you have any concerns about crime or anti-social behaviour in your area you can report this via the force’s online reporting centre at http://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report/Report. If a crime is in progress, dial 999.

 

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