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Conditional discharge for shoplifter

Brown and Company's Front Street entrance. (Photograph from bermuda.com)

A man who stole a bottle of cologne from a Hamilton store was sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge.

Randy Thompson, 69, from Pembroke, pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared in Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The court heard that police responded to a reported theft at Brown and Company on November 19.

A manager followed Thompson, who they said was trespassing in the store, but lost track of him, allowing him to leave the with the bottle of BVLGARI, valued at $125.

Based on a description of him from store employees, officers found Thompson with the cologne at Hamilton Bus Terminal a short time later.

He was taken to the Hamilton Police Station and the item was returned to the retailer.

Magistrate Craig Attridge ordered that Thompson keep away from Brown and Company or have his sentence changed.

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