Second-hand shop owner handed community order for putting stolen laptop on sale

Bournemouth Echo: Haithem Kshir was given a community order for handling stolen goods Haithem Kshir was given a community order for handling stolen goods

A SECOND-hand shop owner has been given a community order for putting a stolen laptop on sale.

Haithem Kshir, 21, who runs City Time in Charminster Road, had pleaded guilty to one count of handling stolen goods after police officers seized various electrical goods from the store in May.

Among the items was a Mac Book Pro laptop valued at £1,300, identified as having been stolen during a house burglary the previous month.

Interviewed by police, Kshir said he'd bought the laptop for £90 or £100 knowing its second-hand value was between £600 and £700 and suspected it had been stolen.

The force's Priority Crime Team is targeting second-hand shop owners who knowingly buy stolen items from burglars.

Acting Detective Sergeant Andy Haworth said: “We have a good working relationship with all reputable second-hand shops in the Bournemouth area.

“But we are aware that much of the stolen property taken during a burglary finds its way into the hands of some of our less scrupulous second-hand shop owners.

“As a result we have been actively targeting these premises. In the last 12 months, the team has arrested two shop traders for possession of stolen property and issued cautions for offences of handling stolen goods.

Dorset Police will proactively pursue any individual believed to be engaged in the handling of stolen goods.”

On Monday (JUN 30), Bournemouth Magistrates ordered Kshir, of Lowther Road, Bournemouth, to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work over the next 12 months and pay a £60 victim surcharge.

Acting Detective Sergeant Andy Haworth said members of the public should take note of the serial numbers of electrical items in their home, and photograph jewellery and other items of financial or sentimental value, to aid police in tracking them down.

“You can also download tracking apps for mobile phones and tablets to assist in the recovery of these items if they are stolen,” he added.

Anyone with information about businesses or individuals involved in burglary or other criminality should call Dorset Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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1:55pm Wed 2 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Well done Bournemouth Police,this has been going on for years.
Well done Bournemouth Police,this has been going on for years. pete woodley
  • Score: 45

2:48pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Bob49 says...

Given that he is incapable of trading honestly why not simply close the shop down.

The original thief would not have taken it there if he did not know that this man would buy the laptop 'no questions asked', which suggests prior activity of this nature.
Given that he is incapable of trading honestly why not simply close the shop down. The original thief would not have taken it there if he did not know that this man would buy the laptop 'no questions asked', which suggests prior activity of this nature. Bob49
  • Score: 54

6:02pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Old Colonial says...

Close the place down, and hand out a lengthy prison sentence. Thieves require fences and people prepared to buy stolen goods. Hit them hard.
Close the place down, and hand out a lengthy prison sentence. Thieves require fences and people prepared to buy stolen goods. Hit them hard. Old Colonial
  • Score: 28

6:19pm Wed 2 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

just send him back from where he came from.
just send him back from where he came from. holdinkæft
  • Score: 29

6:25pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

holdinkæft wrote:
just send him back from where he came from.
The yellow number 3 bus goes to Charminster. I'd make him walk there as an extra punishment
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: just send him back from where he came from.[/p][/quote]The yellow number 3 bus goes to Charminster. I'd make him walk there as an extra punishment Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 15

6:52pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Avengerboy says...

A young age to be 'owner'. Some background journalism would help.
A young age to be 'owner'. Some background journalism would help. Avengerboy
  • Score: 17

7:18pm Wed 2 Jul 14

we-shall-see says...

Avengerboy wrote:
A young age to be 'owner'. Some background journalism would help.
On the contrary - anyone of any age can open a business if they have the financial capacity to do so. For all you know he may have opened his business quite legitimately and then started dealing in dodgy goods ........... maybe ;o)
[quote][p][bold]Avengerboy[/bold] wrote: A young age to be 'owner'. Some background journalism would help.[/p][/quote]On the contrary - anyone of any age can open a business if they have the financial capacity to do so. For all you know he may have opened his business quite legitimately and then started dealing in dodgy goods ........... maybe ;o) we-shall-see
  • Score: 4

11:08pm Wed 2 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Baysider wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
just send him back from where he came from.
Which is??? For all you know he may have been born here and this IS where he comes from.
Doubt it.
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Scum like this fuel robberies on innocent families and line heroin dealers pockets.
.
Filth like that doesn't belong here whether it's born here or not.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: just send him back from where he came from.[/p][/quote]Which is??? For all you know he may have been born here and this IS where he comes from.[/p][/quote]Doubt it. . Scum like this fuel robberies on innocent families and line heroin dealers pockets. . Filth like that doesn't belong here whether it's born here or not. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 7

7:54am Thu 3 Jul 14

Gastines3 says...

Introduce a Police Register as used in some other European Countries. Seller has to show identity,item logged into book showing price paid with sellers I.D. then logged in to who the eventual buyer is and price paid.Very good at putting the block on the druggies/etc. selling goods on a regular basis.Unfortuneately doesn't work in local pubs.
Introduce a Police Register as used in some other European Countries. Seller has to show identity,item logged into book showing price paid with sellers I.D. then logged in to who the eventual buyer is and price paid.Very good at putting the block on the druggies/etc. selling goods on a regular basis.Unfortuneately doesn't work in local pubs. Gastines3
  • Score: 8

5:40pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Lord Parkstone says...

When will they be targeting cash generator and similar which is always full of stolen gear. The Ashley road one could be the aladin's cave in crime watch the amount of dodgy stuff in there.
When will they be targeting cash generator and similar which is always full of stolen gear. The Ashley road one could be the aladin's cave in crime watch the amount of dodgy stuff in there. Lord Parkstone
  • Score: 2

5:41pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Lord Parkstone says...

rubberbandman5 wrote:
Why let foreign criminals stay in Britain. Germany has no trouble sending them home ?
Yes, 70 years ago an odd chap with a moustache had the same idea. Nothings changed......
[quote][p][bold]rubberbandman5[/bold] wrote: Why let foreign criminals stay in Britain. Germany has no trouble sending them home ?[/p][/quote]Yes, 70 years ago an odd chap with a moustache had the same idea. Nothings changed...... Lord Parkstone
  • Score: 1

9:01pm Thu 3 Jul 14

baylin says...

its a slap on the wrist send him back after confiscating all his belongings
its a slap on the wrist send him back after confiscating all his belongings baylin
  • Score: 3

9:32pm Thu 3 Jul 14

stevobath says...

holdinkæft wrote:
just send him back from where he came from.
Maybe he's English?
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: just send him back from where he came from.[/p][/quote]Maybe he's English? stevobath
  • Score: 1

12:22pm Sat 5 Jul 14

vegasbwoy says...

stevobath wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
just send him back from where he came from.
Maybe he's English?
I think the name and appearance say otherwise. And please don't give me the British Muslim or British iraqi rubbish. He is a foreigner committing crime in England. Deportation and a halt on immigration is the only answer. Our country is going down the pan
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: just send him back from where he came from.[/p][/quote]Maybe he's English?[/p][/quote]I think the name and appearance say otherwise. And please don't give me the British Muslim or British iraqi rubbish. He is a foreigner committing crime in England. Deportation and a halt on immigration is the only answer. Our country is going down the pan vegasbwoy
  • Score: -1
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