Bungling thief nabbed on TV

BUNGLING shoplifter Kim Little who stupidly smuggled a television out of an Ipswich supermarket in full view of other shoppers received a £300 court fine.

BUNGLING shoplifter Kim Little who stupidly smuggled a television out of an Ipswich supermarket in full view of other shoppers received a £300 court fine.

Prosecutor Gareth Davies opening the case described the theft as one of the most blatant to come before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.

Little was wearing a distinctive grey patterned jumper when he was spotted on CCTV removing packaging from the £130 TV set at Tescos, Copdock, on Saturday February 9.

The 44-year-old, who was with a female, left the shop with the TV and put it on the back seat of a red metro car before he was confronted by a security manager.


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Essex lorry driver Little, of Grove Road, Tiptree, was arrested after he couldn't produce a receipt for the item. He pleaded guilty only after seeing the CCTV footage.

Tescos are currently carrying out civil proceedings following the shop theft," said Mr Shaw defending Little.

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In sentencing David Coe, chairman of the bench, said: "It was a pretty stupid offence.

"It was planned. It was obvious and I can't see any mitigating features.

"You didn't plead guilty (at first) and you must have known you had done it."

On top of the fine Little was ordered to pay £55 costs.

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