A prolific shoplifter who was banned from several high street stores has been jailed.
Samuel Bartlett was given a criminal behaviour order (CBO) in June last year in a bid to curb his offending and to protect the local business community.
It prohibited him from entering certain areas of Horsham town centre between the hours of 9am and 1pm daily, unless by a pre-arranged appointment, and entering any shop from which he is already banned.
These included John Lewis, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, TK Maxx, Boots and Waterstones.
However since then 43-year-old Barlett committed a string of other offences.
He was arrested by police on May 1 and charged with three counts of breach of his CBO and four counts of shoplifting.
Samuel Bartlett, 43, has been jailed (Image: Sussex Police)
Bartlett of Bishopric, Horsham, was remanded in custody to appear before Crawley Magistrates’ Court the following day, where he pleaded guilty and was jailed for four months.
Waitrose and John Lewis in Horsham (Image: Google Maps)
“Bartlett is well known in Horsham for his persistent offending and has stolen thousands of pounds worth of products from stores in the area over the past few years,” said Police Constable Roxi Prince-Iles.
“We applied for a criminal behaviour order against him to restrict his access to town centre shops and to reassure the business community that we are doing everything we can to prevent theft offences against them.
“Bartlett has chosen to ignore the order on several occasions and now finds himself in prison.”
His CBO remains in place until June 2025.