Lambrini boys handed five year Asbo
Two men caught on CCTV stealing beer and wine from an all-night store have each given a five-year ASBO banning them from entering the shop.
Ashley Thomson picked up two cases of lager and a couple of bottles of cherry Lambrini wine and attempted to leave the Murco Service Station in Gainsborough, as his accomplice Dean Smith distracted counter staff.
Robert Underwood, prosecuting, said a member of staff approached the men and an automatic locking system was activated to secure the doors and prevent the pair from leaving.
But Smith managed to force the doors and the pair made off with the alcohol. Both were arrested the next day but made no comment when they were questioned by police.
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The pair were originally charged with carrying out a knife-point robbery but the prosecution accepted their pleas to theft after CCTV revealed no evidence of a knife being used in the incident.
Thomson, 22, of Rolleston Close, Lincoln, and Smith, 26, of Portland Terrace, Gainsborough, each admitted theft on March 1. They were each jailed for nine months but will be released immediately because of the length of time they have spent in custody on remand.
Stuart Lody, for Thomson, said he had always been prepared to plead guilty to theft and urged he be given a sentence which allowed him to be immediately released from custody.
Mark Watson, for Smith, said he had already been punished as he had served the equivalent of an 11-month jail sentence while being held on remand.
Judge Sean Morris also imposed a five year ASBO which bans them from entering the shop or the adjoining filling station forecourt and from approaching members of staff.
The judge told them they face a two year jail sentence if they breach the ASBO.
Judge Morris said: "The pair of you are a nuisance. You have only yourselves to blame for where you ended up. I have no sympathy for you."