Three-year Criminal Behaviour Order bans man from Liverpool city centre
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A Liverpool man has been issued with a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after being found guilty for theft from a shop in Liverpool city centre.
On the 22nd February a man had entered Go Outdoors on Ranelagh Street and put several t-shirts in to a shopping bag. When challenged by staff, he handed over two garments before making off with the other items.
Gary Blower, 52 years, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with theft.
He pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates Court on Wednesday 5 April, and was issued with and a Criminal Behaviour Order which bans him from entering the city centre.
The Criminal Behaviour Order prohibits him from: Not to entering the area bounded by and including Dale Street, Water Street, The Strand, Strand Street, Upper Duke Street, Hope Street, Mount Pleasant, Clarence Street, Russell Street, Seymour Street, London Road and Lime Street.
Community Policing Sergeant Charles Cottier said: “Blower was without fear of contradiction one of the most prolific shoplifters in Liverpool City Centre.
“He was caught with five items worth more than £120 stolen from a shop. Thefts from businesses is not a victimless crime as the cost incurred is passed on to the consumer.
“This order will provide welcome relief for all and should he breach this order he will be arrested and possibly imprisoned.”
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