Heroin addict stole crisps and chocolate from Grimsby store
HEROIN addict Richard Bromley was caught after a bungled shoplifting mission, magistrates heard.
Bromley, 38, of Coventry Avenue, in Grimsby, admitted stealing computer games, crisps and chocolate from Tesco Extra on November 6 this year.
Cathy Kioko-Gilligan, prosecuting at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court, said Bromley put items into a foil-lined box but set off a red warning light when trying to go through a self-service checkout area.
He was detained by security staff.
Probation services officer Rachel Austwick said Bromley had convictions for 112 offences.
He smoked two or three bags of heroin a day and had been using the drug since he was in his 20s.
His drinking was also increasing.
Jade Taylor, mitigating, said Bromley had been released from prison only five days earlier after a two-month sentence and had no money whatsoever.
Unemployed Bromley was given a one-year supervision order, including six months’ drug treatment, and was ordered to pay a Government-imposed £60 victims’ surcharge.