Man made off with perfume and aftershave worth £212

Ballymena Court

A MAN stole £212 worth of perfume and aftershave, Ballymena Magistrates Court.

Gheorghe Buga (46) with an address at Galgorm Road in Ballymena, committed the theft at Boots on August 31.

At court on Thursday, the defendant – originally from Romania – pleaded guilty to theft.

A prosecutor said security staff noticed items missing from a display and after viewing CCTV police went to the defendant’s address where two bottles were fit for re-sale but one, at a cost of £67, was not fit for re-sale.

Defence solicitor Stewart Ballentine said Buga, who was intoxicated at the time of the theft, wished to apologise.

He said the defendant had a previously clear record.

Buga was fined £200.

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