A serial shoplifter has been banned from going into any shops in Cardiff city centre for five years.
Christopher Michael Scurry, from Roath, has been charged with 45 incidents of shop lifting since 2008, and last month received a 16-week suspended sentence for shoplifting at the Co-operative in Llandaff North on November 10.
He was also made the subject of a crime-related anti-social behaviour order (CRASBO) than bans him from going into any kind of retail premises in Cardiff city centre.
South Wales Police said Scurry is also banned from being drunk in the city centre between 8am and 8pm, from being in possession of a “vessel” containing alcohol in a public place, and from entering any Boots department store.
If he breaches the order, he could be fined or sent to prison for up to five years.
PC Alex Bourner, antisocial behaviour co-ordinator, said: “Christopher Michael Scurry is a prolific shoplifter who, despite every effort by ourselves and partners to rehabilitate him, continues to offend on a regular basis.
“We hope this order protects businesses but also that he abides by its conditions and takes the opportunity to change his behaviour and lifestyle.
“We would urge the public to continue reporting all incidents of anti-social behaviour and if they believe the terms of an ASBO are being broken, they should contact the police on 101.”