Stapleford shoplifter banned from 8 stores in Nottinghamshire after throwing shopping basket at security

A serial shoplifter has been banned from eight shops in Nottinghamshire after a series of raids in which he threw a shopping basket at a security guard. Benjamin Holdrick, 41, scared staff at the Co-op store in Wilmot Lane, Beeston with his aggressive behavior before stealing packets of bacon and a bottle of wine from the store on Thursday, May 9.

Holdrick, formerly of Moorfield Court, Stapleford, then hit an anti-theft door sensor after being confronted by a security guard, breaking part of the device. Nottinghamshire Police later arrested Holdrick and charged him with theft and criminal damage.

He was also charged with two more counts of theft after stealing deodorant from Home Bargains in Queen’s Road, Beeston, on May 8 and stealing cheese from Sainsbury’s in Derby Road, Stapleford, on April 7. Holdrick pleaded guilty to the charges and has now been the subject of a two-year criminal behavior order banning him from entering a number of shops in Beeston, Stapleford and Chilwell.

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He was also jailed for 10 weeks, ordered to pay a £154 victim surcharge, £92.50 compensation and £85 costs when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on May 11.

Holdrick cannot enter the Co-op, Savers, B&M Bargains and Home Bargains in Beeston until May 11, 2026 under the behavior order. He is also banned from Sainsbury’s, Aldi and Morrisons in Stapleford, as well as Heron Foods in Chilwell.

If he violates the terms of this order, he will be arrested, returned to court and back behind bars. PC Samantha Gledhill, from Beeston’s neighborhood policing team, said: “Holdrick has continued to shoplift on a regular basis, causing a great deal of distress and shows no regard or respect for shops and the staff who work in these shops .

“This criminal behavior order is now the fifth such order we have been able to secure in the space of a month against persistent shoplifters who are blighting our local community.”