Heavily convicted Ipswich shoplifter stole from Co-ops and pinched bike from Tesco Express

Tesco Express in Norwich Road

Tesco Express in Norwich Road - Credit: Archant

An Ipswich shoplifter with more than 100 convictions to his name has been given a conditional discharge after targeting three Ipswich Co-ops and pinching a bicycle.

Dante Hall, of Bulstrode Road, pleaded guilty before Ipswich magistrates to theft and taking a bicycle without consent.

The thefts occurred at Co-ops in Handford Road, Austin Street, and Hawthorn Drive between October 16 and 26.

Among the items stolen were meat valued at £13, washing liquid and conditioner totalling £37.64, and coffee and chicken totalling £58.49.

Prosecutor Colette Harper said on September 19 Hall also stole a bike from outside Tesco Express in Norwich Road.


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Mrs Harper said Hall, 29, had 102 previous convictions, 67 of which were for theft.

Dino Barricella, representing Hall, said his client had a chronic drug addiction at the time of the offences, but was now drug-free.

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Hall was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a total of £159.13 in compensation and costs.

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