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Man Shoplifts Just Two Days After Being Released From Jail

Friday April 26 2013


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


A MAN who went shoplifting 48 hours after being released early from jail has been given an eight-week curfew.

Richard Barry Lowe, 41, of Worsbrough Common, took three packs of salmon worth £30 from Marks and Spencer - because he was short of money. 

Rachel Baldwin, defending, said Lowe had to spend most of a grant he was given on his release on gas and electricity bills.

She said: "He was left with £6 which does not go far. An application for benefits is due to take two weeks to be processed and other people encouraged him to go shoplifting to support himself."

Lowe, who admitted shoplifting, was ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge.

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Reply Posted by Paul on Saturday April 27 2013 at 00:23
this is nothing, where i work we get them in while they are waiting to be locked up. the best we've had is a man got released and he came and nicked stuff before even going home.

Reply Posted by les on Sunday April 28 2013 at 01:04
I love to here the excuses from the defenders .its like comedy.
Was it farmed salmon or wild there are no specifics given why didnt he go to aldi and nick some beans..
No ill go to m&s and get 30 quids worth of salmon for my dinner ....when he could have gone and got free food from the handout....

Reply Posted by Fred on Monday April 29 2013 at 12:18
Probably because he wanted to sell it to pay for his smack addiction !!!

Reply Posted by les on Monday April 29 2013 at 12:58
Yes my friends encourage me to go to m&s for salmon because its free .some people just want to be inside

Reply Posted by May on Tuesday April 30 2013 at 16:54
yes i know someone who spent 2 weeks inside on bail then released, then spent the next 6 - yes 6 weeks shoplifting as had no money due to benefits being stopped, and new claim, fair enough shouldnt have been inside in the first place but leaving someone with nothing to live on what do they expect? crisis loan of £30 per week, £10 of that going to someone to take them to pick that up. electric slot meter - unable to put any gas on during the coldest spell of winter .... oh and i forgot to add this person is classed as disabled. why do you seem to think this person stole the salmon to feed a addiction? as for saying he could have got free food from hand outs? get a grip, yes there are more food banks than ever before but what if you carnt get there? and i do believe these handouts are limited with referral from social services

Reply Posted by les on Tuesday April 30 2013 at 23:47
What the hell are you talking about ?
You answered your own question in the first 3 sentence then your arguing with yourself.......

Reply Posted by PJ on Sunday May 5 2013 at 12:52
£10 to give to someone to go & collect a crisis loan? Where are they going to collect it from?