Knutsford man jailed for theft Date published: 5th May 2017 12.05pm

A Knutsford man who targeted Town Centre stores has been jailed.

Peter Russell Robson, 56, of Woodlands Drive, Knutsford was arrested on Tuesday 25th April 2017 following a report of £228.90 worth of spirits being stolen from a town centre shop.

Police were already seeking to trace Robson in relation to a similar offence committed at the same store which was reported three days earlier.

Robson appeared before South and East Cheshire Magistrates on Wednesday 26th April 2017 and pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment. Robson was also ordered to pay £115 surcharge.

PC Mike Dawber, Knutsford Beat Officer said “Figures released by the Association of Convenience Stores show that crime against convenience shops in the UK cost an estimated £232 million last year. Hopefully, the prison sentence will deter other people committing these offences in Knutsford town centre.”