A repeat shoplifter who stole 12 Easter eggs from Bexleyheath Asda has been jailed. 

Joshua Chambers, 40, stole the Cadbury Easter eggs from the Crook Log shop on March 12. 

He also stole from the Co-op on Pickford Lane on both February 28 and March 9. 

Chambers appeared at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (June 12). 

He pleaded guilty to three counts of theft from a shop and was jailed for three months. 

This isn’t the first time Chambers has been jailed for shoplifting. 

In September 2019 he was jailed for 16 weeks for thefts in Sidcup and Welling. 

On that occasion a police officer was on patrol on Bellegrove Road when he noticed a man being chased by Tesco staff. 

PC Robinson stopped and searched Chambers and found he was in possession of five boxes of Ferrero Rocher. 

In total between February and July 2019 Chambers stole nearly £1,000 worth of wine and chocolate from The Co Op at The Oval and the Co Op in Blendon Road.