Serial Cornwall thief banned from talking to people at cashpoints

47-year-old Paul Anthony Restall of Illogan
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A man from Cornwall has been slapped with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) and banned from a number of locations across the county. Paul Anthony Restall, 47, was jailed for theft as well as being banned from local stores.

Restall, most recently of Illogan but previously of different addresses in the Camborne and Redruth area, was sentenced to 38 weeks in prison at Truro Magistrates' Court on May 22 after being found guilty of multiple theft offences.

In addition to his jail term, Restall was also slapped with a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order.

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He is required to pay £304 in compensation to Morrisons, Pool, and £679 to Asda, Hayle, after stealing a variety of items including alcohol, vapes, razors, and food.

Sector Inspector for west Cornwall, Louisa Brown, commented: "Criminal behaviour orders are a really useful tool for addressing persistent anti-social behaviour by providing clear and enforceable restrictions. This is a great result. It protects the community and also provides the framework for offenders to change their behaviour which is really important.

"My thanks go to all the shops that took the time to assist us in relation to Restall's offending by reporting the crimes and providing the evidence required. It is vitally important that the public report crimes and you can do so by calling 101 or via the Devon and Cornwall Police website.

"When Restall is released from prison, the police will be working closely with partner agencies and local businesses to enforce the order and ensure the offending does not continue."

The Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) prohibits Restall from:

  • Entering Iceland, Redruth

  • Entering Morrisons, Pool

  • Entering Asda, Hayle

  • Entering Aldi, Camborne

  • Entering Primark, Truro

  • Entering Boots, Penzance

  • Entering any female toilets

  • Talking to a person withdrawing money from a cashpoint or walking away having done so.

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