Man banned from Brighton shops only to return to commit ‘multiple thefts’ is jailed

A prolific Brighton thief, who has been banned from a number of shops, has been jailed after returning to the area to carry out a series of subsequent robberies. He also violated his community protection order.

Shaun Foryann, 34, of Middle Street in Brighton, was ordered to stay away from Churchill Square and several other places including Western Road and North Street in September 2021. Mr Foryann was given the order protection for “persistent shoplifting” and “anti-social behavior”. He was also serving a suspended sentence for 16 counts of shoplifting.

However, on February 9, he was intercepted by security guards in Churchill Square after entering the Apple Store. On Sunday and Monday March 27 and 28, he was filmed by CCTV in Vision Express with nearly £3,000 worth of sunglasses.

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Foryann was also spotted on CCTV taking over £600 worth of luxury goods from Hugo Boss in East Street on February 27. He returned three days later, carrying a pair of tracksuit bottoms worth £139. On March 29, Foryann was caught on CCTV being chased away from JoJo Jewelers in Kensington Gardens with jewelry worth £1,000, but dropped a tray on the floor.

He was arrested later the same day and charged with five counts of shoplifting, breaching his community protection notice and possession of cannabis. He was convicted on all counts at Lewes Crown Court and sentenced to 58 weeks in prison.

PC Sophie Perkins, of Brighton Hove Police, said: ‘Shaun Foryann’s existing community protection order is testament to the scale of the shoplifting and anti-social behavior to which he subjected businesses in Brighton and Hove .

“In complete defiance of the numerous restraining orders against his name, Foryann has continued to terrorize traders with threatening and intimidating behavior and thefts worth thousands of pounds. I would like to thank the businesses for their support in this investigation and reaffirm our commitment to fighting commercial crime and protecting our local merchants.”

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: ‘Commercial crime is never a victimless crime and its impact can be extremely harmful. It is encouraging to see that everyone is working well together to eradicate this, as this is exactly what our Safer Sussex business partnership was created to encourage.

“Effective partnerships keep criminals out of hiding and it’s great that in this case a prolific offender has been taken off the streets, allowing retail staff to feel safe in their workplaces and customers to be able to shop in a safer environment. Our message is clear – business crime matters in Sussex”.

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