Man stole £1,000 of cigarettes being escaping through a staff toilet window

A man escaped from a store where he had stolen almost £1,000 worth of cigarettes and tobacco via a staff toilet window.

Saturday, 4th June 2016, 12:00 pm
McColl's in Anchorsholme Lane East, Anchorsholme (Pic: Google)
McColl's in Anchorsholme Lane East, Anchorsholme (Pic: Google)

But as he did so his foot activated an alarm and Steven Fuller was arrested.

Fuller, 37, currently a prisoner at Cumbria’s Haverigg prison, has 33 previous convictions for burglary and attempted burglary 
Blackpool Magistrates heard.

Fuller admitted burgling the McColls convenience store on Anchorsholme Lane East, Cleveleys.

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Pam Smith,prosecuting, said that Fuller was in the main store for a time inquiring about a type of lager.

But he left without purchasing anything and went round the back of the shop and got into a storeroom area where he took the £975 of goods before trying to make his escape.

Fuller was given a further 12 weeks jail.