Corby thief known to security guard as '˜DVD man' must '˜buckle up' or get a court '˜season ticket' says judge

A prolific shoplifter who a security guard even recognised as 'DVD man' because of his frequent pilfering, was told to clean up his act in jail or end up with a crown court 'season ticket.'

Friday, 2nd December 2016, 5:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:53 pm

Jamie Taylor had been given a suspended sentence for attending a shop with a set of Allen keys posed as a weapon at the start of October.

But despite the reprieve, days later on October 19, he and two other men attempted to steal alcohol from a Tesco in Corby.

The security guard there, who recognised him as “DVD man” from a previous shoplifting incident, spotted the three men removing security tags in the alcohol aisle.

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Yesterday Northampton Crown Court heard how when the guard approached them, Taylor darted for the exit, pushing the security guard over in the process.

As a result, judge Rupert Mayo activated the 26-year-old’s suspended sentence, imposing an 18-month jail term on the man from Willow Brook Road, Corby.

You have a very bad record for violence and for burglaries,” the judge told him. “Unless you buckle down and make decisions while in custody you are going to be back here on a season ticket.”

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