A THIEF who stole alcohol from a supermarket and threatened a member of staff has been locked up.

Aaron Smith, 30, of Henllys Way, Cwmbran, was jailed after he admitted shoplifting £35 in alcohol from Morrisons in the town and public disorder.

He also pleaded guilty to resisting a police officer, the offences being committed on May 20.

Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard how the case was “so serious because a threat of direct violence was made to someone in their workplace”.


Smith was jailed for 12 weeks.

He will also have to pay a £128 surcharge upon his release from prison.