Alarm-proof bag found on store thief

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A THIEF is due to be sentenced after he stole DVDs and nappies and was caught going equipped to commit a further theft.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard last Thursday how Jordan Bradley, 20, of Gipsy Lane, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, committed the crimes on three separate days in September.

Becky Allsop, prosecuting solicitor, said: “Bradley was caught on CCTV in a Metro Tesco store in Chesterfield taking £100 worth of DVDs and leaving without paying.

“On a separate day he was seen walking into Boots and walking out with two bags of nappies worth £20.

“Days later he was going into a large Tesco, on Lockoford Lane, when a security guard noticed he had a foil-lined bag in a trolley.

“He was seen picking up XBox games and he went to the self-service area and he paid for the lower valued items but he thought better of the situation and left the games behind.”

Bradley admitted both thefts and said he sold the DVDs for £3 each on the market.

He also told police the foil-lined bag had been given to him to prevent tags on stolen goods triggering alarms.

He also revealed that he stole the nappies to pay for a drug debt.

Bradley pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and to possessing a foil-lined bag to be used in a theft.

Magistrates remanded Bradley in custody and adjourned the case until October 14 when he will appear at Derby Crown Court for sentencing.