‘Hungry’ man caught stealing meat


A social inquiry report was ordered for a man who was caught stealing meat.

David Ray Jr, 51, pleaded guilty to stealing $23.68 worth of food from Lindo’s Market in Devonshire.

Magistrates’ Court heard that a customer at the store spotted Ray fill a container with cooked chicken before he left the store.

The customer alerted the store manager and a security officer stopped Ray as he drove out of the car park.

Ray admitted the theft when questioned and he was later arrested by police.

The incident happened on December 5 last year.

Ray, from Pembroke, apologised to the court. He added: “I’ve been struggling; I don’t have a job and at the time I was hungry.”

Magistrate Tyrone Chin released Ray on $500 bail and adjourned the case until March 26.

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