Asda Lego shoplifters: Pair caught on camera stealing £300 worth of toys at supermarket
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CCTV footage shows two shameless shoplifters stealing £300 worth of Lego by hiding them in carry bags at a supermarket self-checkout area.
Yasmin Leech, 34, and Shakita Maximilian, 25, were caught on camera brazenly walking past security staff at an Asda supermarket with their loot. The video shows the pair enter the store in Doncaster, South Yorks, where they both head towards to the kids’ section and pick up several boxes of Lego. They then head to the self-service tills where instead of swiping the items, they shovel them into a set of carrier bags and walk out the door past security staff.
The prolific pair have now been jailed alongside two other well-known shoplifters, Shaun Fitzgerald, 55, and Emma Fraser, 32, for a collective total of 50 weeks. The four, all from Doncaster, were found to have snatched £1,400 worth of products from shops across the city.
Leech was convicted of one theft and sentenced to ten weeks imprisonment. Maximilian was convicted of plundering £60 worth of box sets from HMV, £151 worth of food from a One Stop shop and two t-shirts from JD Sports. She was later given 16 weeks jail.
Fraser was convicted of 12 thefts after stealing over £500 worth of items from Co-Op, One Stop and a pharmacy and was also given 16 weeks in jail Fitzgerald was jailed for eight weeks after he stole £70 worth of meat and chocolate from a Tesco store by hiding the items under his coat.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We will not tolerate thieves stealing from stores in Doncaster and I'm pleased to see that these four prolific offenders have been given custodial sentences. We want Doncaster to be a safe and welcoming place for people to live, work, shop and visit, and we are determined to tackle retail crime to make sure that happens. Shop workers and managers should not have to apprehend thieves at work and we want shoplifters to know that we are building intelligence on them and we know how they operate. We are watching you, and if you are caught, there is a very real prospect of you being sent to prison."