Vape shop thief given six-months jail term

Martin ShawMartin Shaw
Martin Shaw
A THIEF who broke shutters to swipe £1,500 worth of vaping products was jailed for six months.

Martin Shaw (41) was charged with burglary following the incident at a business in Kilnhurst in early May.

The following day he was spotted attepmting to break into vehicles on St George’s Drive in Swinton. He was spotted by residents and identified by police from CCTV images.

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Shaw, of no fixed abode, was jailed last Tuesday (10) at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court.

Det Insp Scott Szymczak said: “We know that burglary is an issue across our communities in Rotherham, and please be assured that we are doing all we can to tackle it and bring those responsible before the courts.

“Offenders often cause extensive damage in their efforts to gain access to commercial premises and search for valuables. It’s this destruction which can cost thousands of pounds to business owners.

“We are committed to working with businesses, and residents, to protect their property from thieves such as Shaw. 

“Please get in touch with your local policing team to report any suspicious activity or learn more about anti-burglary operations across the town.”

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