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Barefaced thief snatched crate of gin then tried to flee by store hearth exit

A shameless thief snatched a crate of gin then tried to flee by a grocery store’s hearth exit.

Michael Gregg outdoors North Tyneside Magistrates’ Courtroom in North Shields (Picture: Newcastle Chronicle)

Brazen Michael Gregg walked into an Aldi retailer and grabbed the bottles of booze, price £250, and two packets of sweets.

However the 37-year-old rapidly drew the eye of employees and was adopted by deputy supervisor as he made his manner by the store.

Gregg then tried to make a splash for it by the shop’s hearth exit, setting off alarms within the course of, a court docket heard.

Nonetheless, he was stopped in his tracks by the deputy supervisor and detained whereas the police had been referred to as.

Now, Gregg, of Ashleigh Highway, Denton, in Newcastle, has been fined £100 after he appeared in custody at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Courtroom to plead responsible to at least one rely of theft.

Sentencing him, District Choose Paul Currer mentioned: “You’ve gotten pleaded responsible, which is to your credit score.

“It is regarding you had been apparently so determined you thought you’d take a complete crate of gin. That signifies you may have difficulties in relation to alcohol or monetary issues.”

The court docket was informed that Gregg entered Aldi, on Stamfordham Highway, in Newcastle, at round 12.30pm on February 16.

The deputy supervisor of the shop quickly noticed him after he was informed by colleagues that there was a person performing suspiciously.

Prosecutor, Robert Lawson, mentioned: “He noticed a male carrying a bag and a crate of gin and a few Haribo Starmix sweets, price £250.

“The deputy supervisor noticed the defendant then kick the push bar on the fireplace exit. The doorways opened, inflicting the alarm to sound.

“The deputy supervisor took maintain of the defendant’s arm and one other colleague additionally helped restrain him and take him again into the store.”

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