STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom — A serial shoplifter told cops he was so bored by being unable to pilfer items from shops because of England’s lockdown that he switched to burglarizing the shuttered stores instead.
Samuel Giblin was jailed for 16 months after kicking in the glass window of a Poundland variety store and making off with $135 worth of chocolate bars and milk, according to the Stoke Sentinel.
The 29-year-old was identified from surveillance cameras and, when police searched his room, they found nine bottles of vaping liquid that had been stolen from a supermarket a few days earlier.
Giblin told cops he committed the crimes because he was “bored” as he “could not go shoplifting because all the shops were shut.”
The arrest didn’t stop him. While on bail, he broke into The Bait Box, in Newcastle, and stole $640 worth of fishing tackle, police said.