£3.98 cider theft lands Falmouth man in court
7:00am Tuesday 16th October 2012 in News
A FALMOUTH man has had a warrant issued for his arrest after he was found guilty of stealing cider worth £3.98.
Nathan Kirk, 34, of Killigrew Street, Falmouth, did not appear at court for the hearing on Monday.
He was tried in his absence for the theft, which took place at the Co-op in Thatcham, Berkshire on May 17.
The court heard statements read from witnesses stating that he had tried to take the cider out of the store without paying.
When interviewed he told an officer: “I thought I had paid for it”, later saying he must have forgotten to take the cider out of his bag, adding that he had no reason to steal as he had money to pay.
After watching a DVD of CCTV from the store, the magistrates found the case proved and issued a warrant for Kirk’s arrest.