A BRAZEN thief appeared at court in the morning then went shoplifting in the afternoon and was described as “blatant” by Blackpool magistrates.
Adam Keane, 24, of Reads Avenue, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to 12 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for a year.
Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said Keane was stopped by a security guard after he left B and M Bargains, Bank Hey Street, with £84 bedding without paying on December 7 at 1.35pm.
When interviewed by police Keane said he had appeared before Blackpool magistrates that morning, then gone home and used heroin.
He then went into the town centre and stole from the first shop he entered.
He said he had no intention of paying and he stole only to buy drugs.