Shoplifter Removed Security Tags With Teeth

Sunday, 5th November 2017 at 7:50pm

As reported in the Burnley Express, a prolific shoplifter used her teeth to rip off security tags from bottles of rum in a branch of Tesco.

After being detained, Mary Howarth – a drug addict with a long criminal record – owned up and asked if the store could “turn a blind eye” to what she had done, a court was told.

Howarth claimed she committed the latest crimes as she had owed money and had been threatened by a man who had mowed down her sister and left her on crutches for non-payment of a debt.

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