Bassingbourn teenager steals alcohol worth almost £3,800 in spree of thefts from Hitchin supermarkets

PUBLISHED: 07:02 07 February 2017 | UPDATED: 07:59 07 February 2017

A teenager who stole almost £3,800 worth of alcohol in a month-long spree of supermarket thefts has been sent to a young offender institution.

A teenager who stole almost £3,800 worth of alcohol in a month-long spree of supermarket thefts has been sent to a young offender institution.

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A teenager who stole almost £3,800 worth of alcohol in a month-long spree of supermarket thefts has been sent to a young offender institution.

Troy Aldous, 19 – who is of no fixed address, but formerly of Bassingbourn – stole the alcohol from Sainsbury’s in Hitchin, which he targeted four times during January, and the town’s Waitrose store.

And appearing before Hatfield magistrates on Thursday, the teenager pleaded guilty to six counts of theft, the sixth offence being a mobile phone theft in Bassingbourn.

Chairman of the bench Carolyn Marsh committed Aldous to a young offender institution for 12 weeks, and also ordered him to pay a total of £3,092.50 in compensation, as well as a £115 surcharge.

The alcohol was worth a total of £3,772.85, and the phone was worth £576.

The alcohol thefts were as follows:

• January 7, from Sainsbury’s – alcohol worth £754

• January 9, from Waitrose – alcohol worth £854

• January 23, from Sainsbury’s – alcohol worth £1,084.50

• January 25, from Sainsbury’s – alcohol worth £400

• January 31, from Sainsbury’s – alcohol worth £680.35

The phone was stolen in Bassingbourn at some point between November 16 and 21 last year.

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