Drug addict stole more than �3,000 worth of goods from Boots in March

A DRUG addict with a �50 a day heroin habit stole more than �3000 worth of goods from the Boots store in March because he thought security cameras were not working.

Daniel Rowlett targeted the shop over a two year period and was arrested on Monday when he was caught stealing �179 worth of goods from the High Street store, to feed his drug habit.

“While in custody he admitted a great number of thefts,” prosecutor Nicola Rice told Fenland magistrates.

“All the offences were committed at Boots in March, all items stolen were similar. He admitted he has a drug problem.

“He is a repeat offender; he has a history of shoplifting going back to 2006.”

Rowlett, 28, of Seafield Road, Leverington, admitted stealing �40 worth of toiletries on June 26 and �385 worth of goods on August 7, and asked for 14 offences to be taken into consideration.

Mitigating, Ian Graham said Rowlett had a heroin addiction and uses �50 worth of the Class A drug every day.

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“He specifically targeted Boots because he thought their cameras were not working,” he explained.

“He is a prolific shoplifter; his offending is linked with his drug problem.

“If he continues doing what he is doing, he will end up dying at a young age. This is an entrenched habit that is getting worse.”

Magistrates adjourned the case until November 10 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and remanded Rowlett in custody.

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