Man, 40, convicted of more than 30 shoplifting offences
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A 40-year-old man has been convicted of more than 30 shoplifting offences after a number of incidents in Northampton.
Anthony Paul Cantor, 40, of Roe Road, Northampton, pleaded guilty to 31 shoplifting offences relating to a number of incidents in May when he entered a store in Abington Avenue and stole alcohol.
He also pleaded guilty to one count of common assault after a member of staff was elbowed during a shoplifting incident.
Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant, Abdul Salique, said: “These charges against Anthony Cantor were achieved by the dedication and outstanding work of Special Constable Robyn Wilson and PC Les Hornsby.
“The efforts put into investigating this series of offences by both officers was truly commendable as they worked long hours to ensure all the work got done.
“Special Constables like Robyn are worth their weight in gold and more – we could not do what we do without them and we are extremely lucky to have such dedicated, passionate and driven individuals working alongside us.
“Shoplifting may seem like a low-level crime, however the impunity with which people like Cantor operate will not be accepted here.
“Hardworking people spend many hours doing a job so they can buy nice things and those who think they can steal instead will simply not get away with it.”