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Supermarket thief in court

Magistrates' Court (file photograph)

A thief will be sentenced in two months’ time after he admitted stealing of four steaks and a protein shake.

Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that Colin Simmons, 55, was seen in The Shopping Centre on Victoria Street in Hamilton.

An employee recognised Simmons as someone who had stolen from the store in the past and alerted a security officer, who stopped him as he tried to leave the store.

The officer found four steaks in a brown paper bag and the drink on Simmons.

Simmons admitted he attempted to leave the store without payment and the police were called.

The incident took place on March 26.

Simmons, from Pembroke, told the court: “I’m very embarrassed about the situation – it was from my own stupidity.”

Magistrate Maxanne Anderson ordered a social inquiry report and a drug assessment for Simmons.

She released him on $200 bail and adjourned the case until July 8 for sentencing.

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