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Man to face trial over alleged theft of $2,825 worth of power tools

A man has been charged with the theft of $2,845 worth of goods over a six-week period.

Harrison Gibbons, 53, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to stealing $20 worth of food from Shelly Bay MarketPlace, but denied the theft of $2,825 in power tools.

The Court heard that Gibbons had been stopped at the door of the supermarket on March 22 as he attempted to leave.

The store manager, who knew Gibbons had stolen from the store in the past, questioned him about what he had in his pockets and he took out three spice bottles.

Gibbons also pulled out three bags of cookies from his jacket.

The manager told him that she would call the police, but Gibbons left the store before they arrived.

Officers arrested him at his Hamilton Parish home on May 1.

The power tools were alleged to have been stolen between March 28 and April 26.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe ordered a drug assessment and social inquiry report for Gibbons.

He adjourned the alleged power tools theft case until July 6 and remanded Gibbons in custody.

The court heard that Gibbons was also supposed to meet officials at the Department of Court Services to see if he was eligible for community service after he earlier asked for volunteer work in place of fines – but never appeared.

Gibbons made the request on May 3 after he was fined $13,920 for two breaches of the Covid-19 curfew and a string of traffic offences.

Mr Wolffe ordered Gibbons to arrange a meeting court services to decide if he was eligible for community service.

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