Serial trolley-dash thief gets help in her fight to beat drugs

Chesterfield magistrates' court.Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.
A trolley-dash thief who stole over £300 of groceries has been given a community order with a rehabilitation programme to help with her drug problems.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, February 26, how Angela Lane, 45, of Beighton Street, Ripley, stole groceries worth £351.36 worth from Tesco Extra, on Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, on December 21, as she left the store with a trolley of goods.

Lane’s trolley-dash theft was committed after she stole Gucci Guilty and Dolce and Gabbana fragrances worth £243 from Boots, on Lower Pavement, in Chesterfield, on November 28, according to the court.

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The defendant pleaded guilty to the two thefts from Boots and Tesco.

Lane told police she had stolen the fragrances after she had suffered a drugs relapse and defence solicitor John Last previously said Lane has been struggling while under-going tests for cancer.

The defendant has previous convictions including a trolley-dash theft at Tesco, in Alfreton, committed on December 18, 2015, and another trolley-dash theft committed at Sainsbury’s, in Ripley, on April 23, 2016.

Lane was sentenced to a 12 month community order with a Drug Rehabilitation Requirement and a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.

She was also fined £20 and ordered to pay an £85 victim surcharge.