St Mary’s Man Receives Caution For Co-op Theft
The theft occurred in the small hours of Tuesday the 18th August.
Police made an arrest later that day and the man has been on bail since then. Last Friday he admitted that he did it.
Sergeant Colin Taylor says the crime they were investigating was classed as a burglary.
Colin says all of the stolen goods were recovered and as it could be put back on sale the Co-op has not suffered a material loss.
The man will receive a caution for his crime.
Sgt Taylor says he can understand why some islanders might be surprised at that outcome, but that’s the appropriate measure.
Colin says it’s in line with Home Office and Crown Prosecution Service advice given to police forces, and takes into account the seriousness of the crime and whether there was any previous history of offending.