An Andover man has been jailed for 12 weeks after admitting stealing from local shops.

Jake Hughes, 28, of The Hexagon, Andover, also infringed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) when the offences were committed and was sentenced at the Magistrates Court in Basingstoke.

The court heard that on 20 June this year, after admitting similar offences, Hughes was granted a CBO to last for two years.

The order meant that Hughes was forbidden from being violent, threatening or intimidating to anyone in any retail shop in Andover.

He was also forbidden to enter Tesco, Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Boots, Poundland, Co-op, Wilko, and TK Maxx in Andover.

But Hughes stole perfume bottles worth more than £400 on October 15th and 16th this year, on two occasions from Boots in Chantry Way, and once from TK Maxx in New Street.

Magistrates jailed Hughes for 12 weeks on Monday, October 21, after he admitted three counts of robbery from a shop and three CBO breaches.

Speaking after the hearing, Sergeant Pete Robinson said: “I hope this sentence gives some reassurance that we do take such incidents seriously and that we will look at all options available to bring offenders to justice.

“This kind of repeated behaviour has a real impact on victims, particularly those members of staff on the shop floor who often have to deal with it in the first instance.”

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