Migrant lands UK on Friday, caught stealing on Saturday, jailed on Monday
A Romanian was caught shoplifting less than 24 hours after arriving in Britain, a court has heard.
Leonard-Valter Tudor, 20, arrived in the UK on Friday and went to Yorkshire to meet a contact.
But the following day he was caught in the East Midlands, trying to steal £508 of goods from TK Maxx in Nottingham.
The father-of-one tried to use a foil-lined bag to interfere with the signals of security tags on the items.
He was arrested at the store and appeared on court on Monday, where he was detained in a young offenders institution for 16 weeks.
Tudor, 20, was helped by a Romanian interpreter in court. He admitted theft of accessories worth £508 and having a foil-lined bag.
District Judge Leo Pyle sent him to a young offenders’ institution for 16 weeks and ordered him to pay a £115 government surcharge.