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Man Sentenced After Theft

Friday September 6 2013




A MAN who went to B&Q for some wood was so shocked at its high prices that he stole some other items, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Robert Dodd, 31, of James Street, South Hiendley, paid for the wood but not for the other items he pocketed which included a lock and hinges, said Philip Howard, defending.

Mr Howard said: "Mr Dodd needed the wood to build a Wendy house for his disabled stepson.

"He was shocked how expensive things were and stole other items.

"He was being watched at all times by a security officer. It was a silly, spur of the moment crime."

Dodd, who admitted shoplifting, was given an 18-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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Reply Posted by annoyed on Friday September 6 2013 at 17:26
No excuse, just another thieving toe rag, all thieves have an excuse ready, typical scum.

Reply Posted by Flapper on Saturday September 7 2013 at 16:42
has da got ought going cheap.

Reply Posted by typical on Tuesday September 10 2013 at 11:56
So once again we see somebody commiting a crime and getting away with it. A £100 fine and absolutely nothing else? Brilliant, I bet that the value of the goods he attempted to steal were more than that.

The lesson here. Steal what you want, they'll only fine you the cost of the items anyway.

But at least he was a nice criminal, only stealing them for a disabled child. Where's my violin?

Reply Posted by lee on Friday September 13 2013 at 12:42
wat lock n hinges 100£ wat planet u on

Reply Posted by simon stewart on Tuesday September 10 2013 at 14:49
Wood you believe it

Reply Posted by Dane on Friday September 13 2013 at 12:52
He should have gone to wickes it's cheaper

Reply Posted by Simon on Friday September 13 2013 at 18:53
If he was shocked he should have gone home and saved more cash to pay for them, but no he robbed. I think he tried to rob the small stuff as he could hide it and get away with it, you can't shove timber up your jumper. Thief, pure and simple.

Reply Posted by xxxx on Saturday September 14 2013 at 11:36
right lets see he gets a fine, has to pay out for his crime,or send him to prison and we will pay for his keep through our taxes,i know which i prefer

Reply Posted by PRU on Wednesday September 18 2013 at 08:46
PLANK