2:52 PM February 17, 2022
3:00 PM February 17, 2022
A Spitalfields man who stole more than £8,000 worth of wine from a restaurant has been jailed – three days after the theft.
Shahed Ahmed, of Thrawl Street, nicked 13 bottles of wine from Eataly in Bishopsgate – next to London Liverpool Street station – in the early hours of Wednesday, February 9.
CCTV footage captured the 41-year-old stealing the wine, which had a combined value of £8,100.75, while wearing a distinctive jacket and hat.
When he was arrested the next day by City of London Police, he was still wearing the same jacket and also had a small wrap of cocaine on him.
Ahmed pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates Court last Friday – February 11 – and was sentenced the next day to 17 weeks in custody for burglary and possession of class A drugs.
Det Sgt Gary Moorem, who led the investigation, said: “Our officers quickly identified, located and arrested Ahmed from the CCTV provided to us from Eataly by using our links into the local community.
“The speed in which Ahmed was jailed sends a strong message to criminals in the City that if you commit offences, our officers will swiftly find you and arrest.”