St Mary’s Man Receives Caution For Co-op Theft

co-op store 2A St Mary’s man has pleaded guilty to stealing crates of beer from the Co-op after the store had closed for the night.

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.



2 Responses to St Mary’s Man Receives Caution For Co-op Theft

  1. Ronaldo Biggs September 10, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Unfortunately, on these islands, it is not a case of what you have done, but what you have done and who you are. From the outside, it looks as if there is one law for the established elite and another for us plebs. If I had stolen items from the Co-op, I would expect to have to go to Court and accept my punishment

  2. Carrott September 8, 2015 at 6:50 am

    once again we are let down by the British justice system, too much in this society of ‘now that’s a naughty boy – next time you do something like that we might have to think about punishing you err …. Maybe.’