King’s Lynn man admits thefts following wage loss

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.
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A man stole a razor from a Lynn shop, intending to sell it on, to help him financially after losing his wages, a court heard.

Glynn Mortimer, 42, of Keeble Court, Lynn, pleaded guilty to two charges of theft when he appeared before magistrates yesterday.

Fergus Harold, prosecuting, said Mortimer had been seen in a branch of Boots in Lynn on the morning of March 25.

While there, he picked up an electric Philips razor, removed the security tag and left without paying.

He was pursued by security staff before being stopped by police in Chapel Street, where the item was recovered.

Mr Harold said the offence was committed while Mortimer was on bail for an earlier theft.

The court heard he had stolen washing liquid and tablets, worth £25, from QD stores in Lynn on March 8.

Alison Muir, mitigating, said her client’s previous history of offending had ended in 2010 as he was “fed up” with his previous lifestyle of drug use.

The court was told that a number of Mortimer’s associates had died as a result of their drug use and Miss Muir said: “It wasn’t the way he wanted to carry on living his life.”

The bench also heard Mortimer had most recently been working in the construction industry and was left short of money when he lost his pay packet.

Although colleagues had helped him to look for it, the money was not found.

She said he had tried to resolve the issue in the same way he had when he was on drugs.

The court heard the washing products had been for Mortimer’s own use while he had intended to sell the razor to raise funds.

Mortimer was fined a total of £150 and told to pay £25 compensation for the washing products. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs on each charge, plus a £30 victim surcharge.