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A man has been remanded to prison after being charged with shoplifting offences in Welwyn Garden City.
Robert Osborn, aged 49, of Stanborough Close in Welwyn Garden City, was arrested on Monday 31 July on suspicion of four counts of shoplifting at John Lewis.
Items worth around £2,500 had been reported stolen.
After being arrested by the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), he was charged and remanded in custody and appeared at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court the following day (Tuesday 1 August).
He pled guilty and was remanded to prison ahead of his sentencing at St Albans Magistrates’ Court.
PC Cameron Abraham, from the SNT, said: “I hope this news reassures the local community that we will always take action against shoplifters.
“Shoplifting can often be associated with other criminality so we are keen to do all we can to stamp it out.
“We will continue to support local shops and businesses and would urge them to continue to contact us if an offence is taking place so we can attend and take swift action.”
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