Serial thief with over 100 crimes walks free

Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A prolific offender with 131 previous convictions walked free from court with a conditional discharge after stealing two bottles of booze.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday how Robert Morris, 49, of Spring Bank Road, Chesterfield, stole vodka and whiskey valued at £42.99 from a Morrisons’ store in March.

But magistrates took sympathy after defence solicitor Julie Page explained the defendant had just been released from a four-week custodial sentence for a separate shoplifting matter and attempts had been made during this previous sentencing to jointly deal with the booze thefts.


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