A 52-year-old St Peter man will spend the next 12 months in jail, after pleading guilty to stealing perfume and sunglasses from Cave Shepherd.
When Dale Archibald Stanford of Four Hill recently appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court before Acting Magistrate Anika Jackson, he pleaded guilty to the following charges: On January 14, 2019, he stole a pair of sunglasses valued at $433.99 belonging to Duty Free Holdings trading as Cave Shepherd and Co. Ltd.; on January, 11, 2019, he stole a bottle of perfume valued at $238 belonging to the same company and on September 22, 2018, he stole a bottle of perfume valued $259 from the same establishment.
According to the facts outlined by prosecutor Kenmore Phillips, on two occasions the unemployed man was observed by closed-circuit security in the perfume section of the store as he took up the items, placed them in a plastic bag he was carrying and left the store without paying for them. However, a few days later on January 14, he was observed entering the store. He went to the area where sunglasses are displayed, took up a pair and by-passed the cashier and was challenged by security personnel and apprehended.
The Court noted that Stanford had previously committed other similar offences.