Jail for Ipswich thief caught carrying a screwdriver by Boots security guard

Ipswich Magistrates Court on Elm Street Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Ipswich Magistrates Court on Elm Street Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

A 35-year-old Ipswich man has been jailed for a string of thefts in the town after being stopped by a security guard while carrying a screwdriver and nail.

Aiden Flanigan of Moore Road, Ipswich, stole goods from Boots, the Co-op, McColls and Marks and Spencer of a period between early April and the end of May.

The items stolen included nearly £700 worth of perfume and aftershave and a razor valued at £99.

On May 31, Flanigan was stopped by a security guard outside Boots on Tavern Street when he was found to be carrying a screwdriver and nail.

He was arrested and charged with the numerous offences.


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Appearing before Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich on Saturday, June 2, Flanigan pleaded guilty to 11 thefts and an incident of going equipped.

He was jailed for 18 weeks.

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