Man failed to pay at superstore

Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Blackpool Magistrates Court.

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A THIEF carried out a supermarket sweep wheeling a trolley full of goods from a store without paying.

Paul Gray, 49, of Caunce Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to one offence of theft and an offence of attempted theft.

He was sentenced to 12 months supervision and ordered to pay £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Gray was seen measuring vacuum cleaner boxes in Asda on January 19.

He selected two cleaners valued at £420, put Asda sold tape around the boxes and left the store without paying for the goods.

On February 5 Gray returned to the same supermarket and filled a trolley full of items.

He wheeled it through the self-scan checkout without paying, Gray was stopped outside but ran off.

Hugh Pond, defending, said Gray had made a full and frank admission of the offences at the first opportunity.

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