A DELIVERY driver who was tracked around the city of Nottingham by police and security staff told them ‘You’ve got me’ and admitted to stealing £24,000 worth of Paul Smith and Ted Baker clothes.
The sting operation was set up after an anonymous tip off to delivery firm DX Freight that designer clothes were being stolen. A tracker was put on Andrew Paterson’s delivery van and when police stopped his vehicle he immediately admitted stealing clothes over a five week period.
Police then raided his partner, Catherine Killeavy’s, house and recovered clothing worth £8,000. The total value of the “lost items” was more than £24,000.
Sending the case to Nottingham Crown Court, presiding magistrate Roger Murfin, said: “The offence is so serious you need greater punishment than we can actually give. That is because of the amount and the breach of trust.”