Serial thief jailed after ‘targeting Glossop shops to feed drug addiction’
Thursday 13th July 2017 11:07 Glossop Chronicle News Posted by Adam Higgins

A serial thief, battling a drug addiction, has been jailed for 70 days after targeting three shops in Glossop.

Mohammed Khan struck at Boots and Superdrug on High Street West, as well as at the Mountain Warehouse shop in Howard Town Mill, on three separate dates last month, Chesterfield magistrates’ court has heard.

The court heard that CCTV footage from Superdrug on June 16 showed Khan stealing two bottles of aftershave and he was recognised when he returned to the same store before police were called when he was also seen in Mountain Warehouse with other items.

Khan, of Kimberley Street in Salford, was also identified from a theft at Boots on June 20, putting items of make-up and clothing worth £1,592.30 into a bag before telling police he sold on the goods to make a £100 profit to fund a drug addiction, magistrates heard.

The 42-year-old, who also has 46 previous thefts and kindred offences on his record, pleaded guilty to three offences, including an attempted theft from Superdrug, a theft from Boots and an attempted theft from Mountain Warehouse.

In his defence, the court heard Khan has been addicted to heroin for ten or more years, the thefts are extremely unsophisticated and his addiction needs addressing.

Magistrates sentenced Khan to 70 days in custody and ordered him to pay £400 in compensation after hearing how he has previously failed to comply with community orders and because they felt he still poses a threat to businesses.