Persistent Gloucester shoplifter stole 26 Marks & Spencer t-shirts

Krzysztof Rulski admitted three counts of theft, amounting to nearly £900 in total, over a three-week period in April
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A persistent shoplifter has been banned from shops in Gloucester city centre. Krzysztof Rulski, aged 41, was caught after stealing 26 t-shirts from Marks and Spencers in Eastgate Street, to a total of £327.

Rulski, of London Road, Gloucester, admitted stealing items worth nearly £900 over a three-week period in April this year. After being identified by Gloucestershire Police officers and M&S staff on CCTV, Rulski admitted two other thefts from Greggs on Southgate Street on April 23 and from Savers on Northgate Street on April 10.

Appearing at Gloucester Crown Court on Wednesday, May 29, Rulski pleaded guilty to three counts of theft. He was given a Criminal Behaviour Order for three years by the court, banning him from entering any Gloucester City Safe premises during that period.

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He was also given a community order with a requirement to attend a course for his behaviour and to pay £85 costs along with a £114 surcharge.

Sergeant Andy Doyle, of the city centre Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "Rulski has been a persistent offender, repeatedly stealing from shops in Gloucester, resulting in businesses losing hundreds of pounds worth of goods.

"The penalties imposed by the court will give some much needed respite to the people working in the city centre."