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Man stole tools valued at more than $2,800

A man was sent to Drug Treatment Court this week after he admitted the theft of $2,825 worth of goods.

Harrison Gibbons, 53, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to the thefts, which targeted two PriceRite store locations over the course of five weeks.

The court heard that Gibbons stole a $545 Dewalt-brand drill from PriceRite Pembroke on March 28, then returned the following day and stole a $389 Makita-brand drill.

He also visited the store on April 26 and stole another Dewalt drill, as well as a toolkit and towel, with a total value of $707.

Gibbons further stole a $699 Dewalt drill from PriceRite Warwick on April 9.

He returned to the store on April 15 and stole sports equipment, clothing and another power toolkit, all to the value of $500.

Gibbons, from Hamilton Parish, was first charged with the offences on June 22.

He initially denied the offences, but switched to a guilty plea yesterday.

Magistrate Maxanne Anderson referred Gibbons to Drug Treatment Court.

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