Shoplifter stole over £1,000 worth of items from Superdrug in Harborough

He targeted the shop three times in 11 days last August, stealing face creams and vitamins

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 4:27 pm

A shoplifter who stole over £1,000 worth of items from a Market Harborough town centre store has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Owen Hurst, 33, carried out the thefts at Superdrug on The Square as he targeted the shop three times in 11 days last August.

The thief stole a large quantity of face creams and vitamins, a court heard.

Owen Hurst, 33, carried out the thefts at Superdrug on The Square as he targeted the shop three times in 11 days last August.

Hurst, of Gooding Avenue, Leicester, also stole razor blades and Nicorette patches worth £121 from the neighbouring Tesco Metro store on November 12.

He admitted theft and possessing Class A drugs at Leicester magistrates’ court - and was given a four-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

Hurst was also ordered to go on a drug rehabilitation course and the drugs he stole will be destroyed.