Man stole £1,800 worth of goods in two raids at Tesco

A man has admitted stealing over £1,800 worth of items during two shoplifting raids at Tesco in Crumlin, Ballymena Magistrates Court has been told.

Sunday, 24th October 2021, 10:03 am
Ballymena Courthouse. INBT02-213AC

Michael Harte (31), of Glenville Park, Newtownabbey, appeared at court via video link from prison and admitted taking items worth £1,200 on July 6 this year and £620 worth of goods the next day.

Items taken included clothing, shaving products, razors, electrical items, CDs and cosmetics.

The defendant had left the store via “an emergency exit”.

He was a passenger in a vehicle and when police attended the address of the last registered owner of the car Harte was arrested.

The court heard most of the goods were fit for re-sale.

Sentencing was adjourned to November 4.