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Man admits stealing from People’s Pharmacy

A 51-year-old Pembroke man admitted stealing items worth more than $1,000 from People's Pharmacy when he appeared in Magistrates' Court this morning.

Raymond Robinson pleaded guilty to stealing an iPod worth $309 and a scanner case worth $748.75 from the pharmacy in Hamilton yesterday.

The court heard that Police attended the pharmacy after receiving a report of shoplifting — Robinson had been seen taking the items on CCTV.

When the officers caught up with Robinson, he attempted to get rid of the iPod by throwing it on a building.

In court today, Robinson admitted taking the iPod, but insisted he did not know about the scanner case.

“I've been out of jail a whole year. I had a couple of drinks and I did something stupid,” he said.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo handed Robinson a $300 fine and ordered him to pay $748.75 in restitution to People's Pharmacy.

In a separate matter, Stevone Bailey, 31, of Southampton, admitted dishonestly obtaining a cheque valued at $1,440, which belonged to Marvin Seaman, with the intention of permanently depriving Mr Seaman of the money.

The court heard that on June 5, Bailey and the complainant, who had been friends for more than three years, left a construction job together and went for a drink at Place's Place.

On the way, Mr Seaman had stopped off to collect his monthly cheque, which he had left in his car.

Mr Seaman gave Bailey the keys to his car when he suggested they move on to another place, so that Bailey could wait for him in the car.

When Mr Seaman got to his car, he found the keys in the ignition but Bailey was not there.

Mr Seaman went home and realised the next day that the cheque was no longer where he had left it.

Bailey was arrested and taken to Hamilton Police Station, where he admitted taking the cheque and cashing it at the Money Shop.

Mr Tokunbo ordered a social inquiry report and adjourned sentencing to September 30.

Bailey was granted $2,000 bail.

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Published August 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm (Updated August 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm)

Man admits stealing from People’s Pharmacy

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