Robber Caught Because Of His Minnie Mouse Gloves

A thief wears distinctive Minnie Mouse gloves which help link him to the crime

Shane Hadlington, 27, entered a convenience store armed with a metal bar, walked with a distinctive limp, had a tattoo on his wrist that read 'Dad', whilst wearing a motorcycle helmet on his head and ill-fitting  Minnie Mouse gloves on his hands. He was conducting the armed robbery with another man who has yet to be apprehended.

Shane during the robbery, Security camera
Shane during the robbery, Security camera

The convenience store was located in Roseville, Dudley, England. The robbery incident was caught on the store's CCTV footage it had occurred Last August where Shane with his accomplice managed to threaten staff at the convenience store using weapons and stole £3,700($5250) worth of alcohol and cigarettes. They managed to escape the incident on their Motorbike.

Location of the robbery, Google Street View
Location of the robbery, Google Street View

The police began an investigation through social media where people managed to identify the Minnie Mouse glove wearing armed robber as Shane Hadlington, through the use of his distinctive clothes and tattoos. He was arrested outside a coffee shop last October and charged with the armed robbery reported by Birmingham Mail.

Shane Hadlington and his gloves, Dudley Police
Shane Hadlington and his gloves, Dudley Police

Shane ever defiant in his actions pleaded not guilty to the robbery but the judge and jury came to the verdict of guilty on the 8th of April 2016. He has been sentenced to 6 years in prison, where he'll come to regret not purchasing the all black gloves.



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