Homeless man with ‘chaotic’ life jailed

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A homeless man with a “chaotic” lifestyle has been jailed for stealing a pair of designer sunglasses from a Northampton shop.

Ahmed Said stole the £155 Hugo Boss glasses from Vision Express, in the Grosvenor Centre, on November 2.

It followed several previous visits to the centre where he attempted to steal sunglasses by trying, and failing, to remove the security tags.

On his most recent visit, Said dropped the glasses into a friend’s pocket, and denied the theft when challenged by a member of staff.

The incident was caught on CCTV and the glasses were recovered.

Northampton Magistrates Court heard Said had “numerous” convictions for theft and lived a “very chaotic lifestyle.”

The 42-year-old also has “deeply entrenched alcohol issues”, the court was told.

Said was jailed for four weeks.


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