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Grantham court: Illness blamed for taking a TV extension kit from shop




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Court news.

A 29-year-old told magistrates that he stole TV extension kit from a Grantham store because he felt ill.

Charged with one count of shop theft from B&M Bargains on the High Street, Victor Bucaj of Westgate, Grantham pleaded guilty.

At 4pm on November 28, Bucaj was seen holding the TV equipment and going out of the store.

He was then seen returning and putting the item in a bag, before crouching down by the bagging area.

When he left the store again, a female security officer followed and confronted him. Although she was able to recover the goods, when she tried to get him to return to the shop and wait for police he ran off. However the police found and arrested Bucaj nearby.

Representing himself, Bucaj said that illness had made him go out of the shop with the item.

The court was also informed that the defendant was subject to a community order of unpaid work for a burglary offence, and that there was a discrepency over his address as he was listed as living in Norfolk.

The magistrates said that taking into account the low value of the stolen goods, valued at £4.99, they would not extend the community order but Bucaj was given a conditional discharge lasting six months. In addition he must pay £85 in prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge.



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