Thief thought he could get away with it

A SHOP lifter who had money in his pocket stole because he thought he could “get away with it”, a court heard.Lithuanian Eivydas Anisimavicius stole a pair of trainers worth £33 from TK Max in the Ipswich Buttermarket Centre and then stole a holdall to put them in.

A SHOP lifter who had money in his pocket stole because he thought he could “get away with it”, a court heard.

Lithuanian Eivydas Anisimavicius stole a pair of trainers worth £33 from TK Max in the Ipswich Buttermarket Centre and then stole a holdall to put them in.

He left the store without paying on January 12, South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court heard.

Lesla Small prosecuting said: “He had money to pay for them but thought he could get away with it.”

She said the 22-year-old, of Henniker Road, Ipswich, had two previous police cautions for handling stolen goods and one for theft.

Anisimavicius pleaded guilty to shoplifting. He told the court: “I cannot even account for my actions. I do not know what got into my head.”

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He said he had been in England for three years and had a job. District Judge David Cooper fined him £250 and told him to pay £80 costs.

He said: “This will be your fourth dishonesty offence, if it happens again it is likely that you will go straight to prison.”