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Persistent shoplifter banned from shops in Gloucester

A persistent shoplifter from Gloucester has been banned from shops in the city centre.

Krzysztof Rulski, aged 41 and of London Road, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft when he appeared at Gloucester Crown Court last week on Wednesday, May 29.

Rulski admitted stealing items worth almost £900 over a three-week period in April this year.

He had been caught after stealing 26 T-shirts from Marks and Spencers on Eastgate Street, worth a total of £327. Officers were called by staff and were able to identify Rulski on CCTV.

Two other thefts were also admitted by Rulski. He also stole from Greggs on Southgate Street on April 23 and from Savers on Northgate Street on April 10.

Rulski was given a Criminal Behaviour Order for three years by the court, banning him from entering any Gloucester City Safe premises during that period.

He was also given a community order with a requirement to attend a course for his behaviour and to pay £85 costs along with a £114 surcharge.

Sergeant Andy Doyle, of the city centre Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "Rulski has been a persistent offender, repeatedly stealing from shops in Gloucester, resulting in businesses losing hundreds of pounds worth of goods.

"The penalties imposed by the court will give some much needed respite to the people working in the city centre."

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