Man stole bottle of Captain Morgan’s from Lidl

Ballymena Court

A man made a payment at a till for an item in Lidl but he also had a bottle of Captain Morgan’s Rum in his possession which he did not pay for.

Richard Carlin (44), of Chichester Park East, Ballymena, appeared at the town’s Magistrates Court on Thursday and admitting theft relating to December 8 last year.

The defendant, whose solicitor was Stewart Ballentine, had a previous record and was given a four months jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.

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