Dummy busts mannequin in boots theft

NDET 03-10-12 MC 6
Sports Direct Shirebrook

NDET 03-10-12 MC 6 Sports Direct Shirebrook

Warehouse bosses could have been forgiven for thinking someone was pulling their leg after they discovered a bungling thief had fled with a pair of boots by breaking the leg off one of their display mannequins.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday how Martin Neill, 38, of Pear Tree Drive, Shirebrook, damaged a £1,000 mannequin when he stole the G-Star military boots from the Sports Direct warehouse at Shirebrook.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “The offence took place at the entrance to Sports Direct and CCTV shows Neill approaching where there are mannequins and he decided to steal a pair of boots.


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