Man, 42, jailed for shoplifting offences across Southampton, Winchester and New Forest
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A 42-year-old man from the New Forest has been jailed for 16 weeks for the theft of more than £500 worth of items from shops in Southampton, Winchester and Brockenhurst.
Miles Filose, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Southampton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 12 December).
He was also jailed for the attempt theft of £194 worth of menswear and fragrances from John Lewis, West Quay Shopping Centre, Southampton, on Monday 30 October.
On the same date, Filose entered White Stuff in West Quay Shopping Centre and stole £35 worth of perfume. He has been ordered to pay the same amount in compensation to the store.
He was responsible for the theft of one bottle of fragrance, valued at £50.80, from John Lewis, West Quay Shopping Centre, on Thursday 2 November.
Then, on Sunday 12 November, he visited Suave Owl on High Street, Winchester and left with a £45 wallet, for which he made no attempt to pay.
Also on 12 November, he stole two pairs of gloves, valued at £90, from Oliver Bonas, High Street, Winchester, and £90 worth of clothes from Crew Clothing, Market Street, Winchester.
Four days later, on Thursday 16 November, Filose once again stole from John Lewis in West Quay Shopping Centre. This time, he made off with £100 worth of perfume.
Finally, on Tuesday 21 November, he was responsible for three thefts from businesses in Southampton and the New Forest.
He stole £70 worth of Armani fragrance from Boots, Above Bar Street, Southampton, £29.50 worth of meat products from Tesco Express, Brookley Road, Brockenhurst and £13.92 worth of chocolate and sweets from Poundland, Above Bar Street.
For all ten offences, Filose pleaded guilty at court.
Reflecting upon the latest sentencing for shoplifting, New Forest Business Crime Lead, Inspector Linda Davies, said: “This result again emphasises our commitment to tackling shoplifting, as we know the significant impact this crime has on businesses and the wider community.
Our response will continue to create a hostile environment for those seeking to offend, and we are committed to relentlessly pursuing those who continue to do so."
If you are a shop owner or staff member, please continue to report any shopliftings to us.
You can do this by calling 101, or by reporting online via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website.
You can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
With your information, we can take action, including arresting and charging suspects and convicting offenders at court, as the above again demonstrates.