A ‘blatant thief’ who robbed a clerk tried to fix stolen jewelry on the bottom while he was in a police van.
Callum Gregory, 19, was incarcerated for two and a half years for the robbery, as well as a series of shoplifting crimes.
He stole hundreds of pounds of items from stores in central Harpurhey while being banned from the area after a criminal conduct order was imposed.
Manchester Crown Court listened to the shoplifter madness that occurred in November and December last year.
Gregory, who has “learning difficulties” and was said to be intoxicated, stole £ 75 of vodka from Asda, £ 824 of beauty products from Lloyds pharmacy, £ 300 worth of clothes from Select, another £ 150 from alcohol from Asda Worth the jumpers Again £ 200 from Select and two Lloyds toothbrushes worth almost £ 22.
The “unsophisticated” thefts committed by Gregorio, described by a security guard as a “blatant thief”, were committed while a five-year order of criminal conduct was in effect.
Then in March, when the police were called to his home in Harpurhey to report a disturbance, Gregory kicked an officer and spat at two other officers, with saliva landing on their uniforms.
The incident occurred before the blockade, but prosecutor Alistair Reid explained how the officers were “particularly concerned” about the spit.
The next day he appeared before magistrates in connection with his previous crimes, Gregory was on Rochdale Road in Harpurhey at around 6.30pm on March 20, where a woman was closing a shop for that day.
It had 530 pounds of takings from the day in a purse, along with other items including an iPad and jewelry.
Gregory entered the shop, initially asking for the price of the sweets.
Then he grabbed the bag and attacked it, pushing and hitting it so he could take the backpack.
There was a fight as he tried to stop him.
The police later found him and chased him on foot. He threw a bag, which contained around £ 15, into a nearby garden.
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He was stopped and put in a police van.
Gregory seemed to have struggled in the back of the van, and at first they thought he was trying to move the handcuffs from the back of his body forward.
But they found out he was trying to hide jewelry in his anus, he heard the court.
Following a search at the police station, the agents found a silver chain, a gold chain, a ring and a gold earring in his underwear.
This offense also violated a previous community order for other offenses.
He attended only one of the 120 hours of unpaid work he was sentenced to and did not participate in any day of rehabilitation.
In defense, Adam Lodge says Gregory, described by probation as “unmanageable” in the community, is now remorseful and regrets his offense while in “sober reflection”.
He said Gregory wants to tackle his problems and take part in prison education.
Judge Elizabeth Nicholls ordered the sentence to be served in a guilty young man’s institution.
Gregory, of Cardale Walk, Harpurhey, pleaded guilty to robbery, six allegations of theft, violation of an order of criminal behavior, violation of a community order and three allegations of assault on a rescuer.