DNA catches King's Lynn shoplifter
A man who left a Sainsbury’s store in Lynn with more than £100 of unpaid meat was traced by DNA, a court has heard.
Nicky Cameron Bailey left a hat in a trolley when he and another man fled after being rumbled by security guards.
Prosecuting, Jane Walker told Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Monday: “In [the trolley] was a bag for life which had a hat inside. It was forensically tested. DNA matched to Mr Bailey.”
The 34-year-old, of Anderson Close, Lynn told police he needed money for drugs. He pleaded guilty to theft on November 30 last year.
Bailey was given an 18-month community order to include 100 hours’ unpaid work, a thinking skills programme and 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days. He must pay £130 in costs and charges.