Duo in court over Co-op robberies in Nottinghamshire

Two shoplifters from Bestwood are due to be hauled into court after a spate of shop robberies across Nottinghamshire between October and December last year.

By Rahmah Ghazali
Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 9:37 am
Updated Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 9:37 am

Michael Delaney, 31 and Tony Curtain, 23, both of Winterton Rise were arrested on December 27 by Nottinghamshire Police's City North Neighbourhood Policing Team.

The pair had been identified via CCTV and reports from Co-op stores in Beckhampton Road, Bestwood and Coppice Road, Arnold as being responsible for numerous shop thefts between October 18 and December 18. 2020.

Following their arrests, they were interviewed and subsequently charged with 15 and 14 shop thefts respectively.

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Nottingham Magistrates' Court

They were then remanded to Nottingham Magistrates' Court on December 28 where they pled guilty to 26 of the 29 charges. Both admitted 13 charges.

They were both released on conditional bail, including not to associate with each other and not to enter any Co-op store in Nottinghamshire.

They are next due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court for sentencing on 15 February 2021.

Sergeant Oliver Vale, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Shoplifting has a significant impact on businesses in our communities, many of which are already struggling due to the impact of Covid-19.

"We have worked with the affected stores to identify the suspects and get a strong evidential package together resulting in the pair pleading guilty to the vast majority of offences.

"While many members of neighbourhood policing team staff from Bestwood and Arnold have been involved in the investigation, I would like to thank PC Chris Armstrong for his tenacity and diligence in collating the offences and the time spent in bringing the pair to justice."

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