Two teenage cousins who took hundreds of pounds worth of booze and tobacco from Nottinghamshire Co-op stores have been sentenced in court. Christopher and James Mongan stole from the branches in the county in November and December 2020.
As well as carrying out these thefts, the pair also targeted shops in Derby and surrounding towns in a 24-hour crime spree. In one day alone – December 12, 2020 – they took more than £300 worth of clothing from Matalan in Chesterfield, £550 worth of alcohol and tobacco from the Co-op in Baslow and alcohol and tobacco worth £580 from the Co-op in Whaley Bridge, near Buxton in Derbyshire.
They targeted stores in places such as Chesterfield, Buxton, Matlock, Whaley Bridge, Tibshelf and Baslow, as well as those in Nottinghamshire. A spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary said: “They appeared at Derby Crown Court on Monday, March 21, for sentencing.
“Christopher, 19, who is pictured here and whose address was given as a young offenders’ institution, was given a 12-month custodial sentence. James, 18, of Morley Crescent West, Stanmore, was given a community order where he must carry out 300 hours of unpaid work and a rehabilitation order.”
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