Man who assaulted two women outside store after shoplifting blitz has been jailed

Anton Varga: Violent Shoplifter!


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Story by Paul Lynch 25th August 2020

A man from Hengrove has been jailed for 22 weeks after assaluting two women outside a Staple Hill shop.

Anton Varga, of Wharnecliffe Gardens, stole £421.87 worth of items in out of nine thefts from Sainsbury's, Co-op, The Original Factory Shop, Church's Newsagents and Tesco in Bristol between July 21 2020 and August 13 2020.

The 33-year-old was arrested after assaulting two women outside Church's Newsagents on August 13 2020.

He was jailed at Bristol Magistrates' Court on August 14, after admitting the assaults and thefts.

In his court hearing, Varga was told he would be imprisoned "because you assaulted a lone vulnerable female and have a long list of similar theft offences".

Varga had only recently come out of prison when he started his latest shoplifting blitz.

He was given a five weeks in jail on April 14, after stealing £128 worth of alcohol from Tesco Metro while on a suspended sentence.

Varga has pay £50 in compensation to each of the two women he assaulted.


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