Jail for shoplifter who stole saw from Cambridgeshire store

A man who entered a Homebase store in Cambridge and walked out with a £65 power saw without paying - telling staff ‘I’m having this’ has been jailed.

Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 5:41 pm

Owen Graham, 41, went into the shop in Newmarket Road on 26 January this year along with another man – who hasn’t been identified – and left without paying for the circular saw.

When challenged by staff, Graham replied, “listen mate, just do one, I am having this”.

Graham, of Jack Warren Green, Cambridge, was captured on CCTV and identified by officers.

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He pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on 11 June 2019.

PC Phoebe Hollison, who investigated, said: “This is a great result for our team and I hope it sends a message to any other ‘would-be’ thieves that we take these offences very seriously.”