Shoplifter handed 'much-needed' two-year Asbo
PROLIFIC shoplifter David Michaelson has been banned from entering a number of stores in Grimsby.
The 28-year-old, of Macaulay Street, Grimsby, received a two-year antisocial behaviour order at Grimsby Magistrates' Court.
The Asbo prohibits him from entering designated areas of Grimsby and Cleethorpes and he must not enter a number of stores in the Grimsby area, including:
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The exclusion zones cover most of Grimsby Top Town and Cleethorpes town centre and follow his latest thefts from shops in Grimsby on September 30 and December 8.
The only exemption magistrates agreed was for Michaelson to be able to visit the NatWest Bank in Victoria Street, Grimsby.
All the stores from which he is barred have been informed of the order and staff warned to be vigilant.
The order has been imposed just days after the Telegraph reported how another prolific shoplifter, Claire Wilson, was also banned from a number of stores in North East Lincolnshire.
PC Jon Hicks, of Humberside Police, who has responsibility within North East Lincolnshire for dealing with shoplifting, said: "I know David Michaelson well and this Asbo is much-needed.
"He is a man who is reliant on drugs and the magistrates have properly seen fit to give him one last chance to turn his life around and help him to kick the habit.
"In the past he has been very difficult with those who have attempted to detain him, getting aggressive and verbally abusive.
"Shoplifting is bad enough, but this kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable, no matter what the cause of the problem is.
"If he is seen breaching the terms of the Asbo he knows what to expect.
"Breaches of Asbos are taken very seriously by the courts and he will likely face imprisonment if he does offend.
"I can assure all shopkeepers if he is seen misbehaving, I will personally ensure that he is dealt with firmly and positively.
"The vast majority of us pay for our goods and we should not have to put up with prices being raised to cover the cost of shoplifting.
"Likewise, those who work in shops should not have to put up with people like him."
He urged anyone who sees Michaelson breaching the order to call Humberside Police on 101 or the police emergency number 999 if he is seen committing a crime.