Aaron McKillop in King’s Lynn court after stealing from Waitrose in Swaffham
A serial thief who recently stole more than £800 worth of stock from a Norfolk supermarket is set to be sentenced next month.
Aaron McKillop, 45, of Hill’s Close in Sporle, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with two counts of theft from a shop.
He pleaded guilty to both, and also asked for a further five thefts to be taken into consideration – a process which gives defendants an opportunity to admit other offences they have committed.
His largest steal was from Waitrose in Swaffham, from which he took £883.28 worth of products on October 25. Previously on September 10, he had stolen two bottles of Gordons Gin worth £48 from Tesco in Swaffham.
His other admitted thefts were from the likes of Boots, from which he stole cosmetic products.
Crown prosecutor Holly Postle told the court that McKillop has committed 239 previous offences – 160 of which are theft-related.
His recent offences also put him in breach of a conditional discharge he was handed in July 2022 after stealing oil from Boots.
Solicitor Richard Mann, representing McKillop on Thursday, said there are “considerable mental health issues with him”, and suggested magistrates may want to have a pre-sentence report carried out before they dealt with the case.
Magistrates, led by Paul Redhead, agreed, and asked probation services to carry out such a report.
McKillop’s case was therefore adjourned until January 11, when he will return to the Lynn court. In the meantime, he has been released on unconditional bail.