Thief admits targeting store chain

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man targeted the Booths supermarket chain when he went shoplifting, a court was told.

In all, Joseph O’Donohue struck four times in a week, stealing alcohol from the firm.

Some was recovered, but the store was still out of pocket to the tune of £160 at its Lytham outlet.

O’Donohue, of Dean Street,B lackpool , and formerly of Queensway, Warton, admitted the thefts.

He was sentenced to 24 weeks’ jail, suspended a year. He was also placed on supervision and ordered to pay £160 compensation and £80 victims’ surcharge.

Gerry Coyle, defending, said: “My client is something of a pest, as his record shows.

“He was released from prison where he had been on remand after the Crown decided not to proceed against him.

“He left Preston Prison without a penny and was desperate.”