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Men stole from Caister Tesco

PUBLISHED: 16:49 11 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:35 03 July 2010

TWO workers at Caister's Tesco store stole 1,100 razor blades by throwing them over the store's wall, a Great Yarmouth Magistrates heard today.

Paul Clark and Mark Sutton were given 160 hours unpaid work after they admitted stealing the razors from the supermarket.

TWO workers at Caister's Tesco store stole 1,100 razor blades by throwing them over the store's wall, a Great Yarmouth Magistrates heard today.

Paul Clark and Mark Sutton were given 160 hours unpaid work after they admitted stealing the razors from the supermarket.

The court heard the store assistants' crime, which took place sometime in 2007, was discovered during an investigation by a Tesco security manager.

Martin Ivory, prosecuting, said: “These items were passed over a back fence behind the store. In essence it was a fairly straightforward and unsophisticated offence.”

Clark, 23, of Willow Way, Martham, also admitted taking two Jack Daniels gift sets and asked for two further thefts to be taken into consideration - a CD and some toiletries.

Sutton, 19, of Byron Road, Yarmouth, pleaded guilty to taking a £180 television and asked magistrates to take five further thefts into consideration - a CD, computer games, a monopoly board game, two heaters and a keyring camera.

The thefts, which involved both men concealing items on them, related to the Caister and Yarmouth Tesco stores.

Magistrates heard both defendants were of previous good character, had fully co-operated with police and were sorry for stealing from their then employers.

Another ex-Tesco worker Aaron Spires, 24, of Lacon Road, Caister, was sentenced to 80 hours unpaid work after he admitted handling the stolen razor blades.

The court heard Spires, who has no previous convictions, had only got involved because he spotted Clark and Sutton stealing them.

Rob New, in mitigation, said: “It was suggested to him that if he did not say anything he would be able to get some of the razors.”

All three men were ordered to pay costs of £60 each.

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