A THREE-YEAR Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) has been issued to a prolific shoplifter who persistently targeted shops in Cirencester.
Benjamin Savory, 26, of Melmore Gardens, Cirencester, was issued with a three-year CBO after regularly stealing from shops in the town.
The CBO is believed to ban Savory from entering retail premises in Cirencester, with the exceptions of Tesco Express and Chesterton Pharmacy on Chesterton Lane.
Failure to stick to these conditions would be a criminal offence for which he could be arrested.
Magistrates granted the order after Savory was convicted of breaching a suspended sentence, handed to him in January after he stole from supermarkets on eight occasions between November and December last year.
The court heard how Savory stole plants to the value of £400 from a man in the town on May 29.
And on August 23, Savory stole a kitchen knife to the value of £44 from ProCook on Dyer Street.
He was jailed for 24 weeks and ordered to pay the plants victim £400 and Procook £44 in compensation, alongside a surcharge to fund victim services of £122.
The Standard has contacted Gloucestershire Constabulary for full details of the CBO issued to Savory.