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Robert Feasey stole from Superdrug
A MAN who stole chicken sandwiches worth £5.38 from a Basingstoke shop said hunger had driven him to commit the crime.
Robert Feasey, 31, stole the food on August 31 from Superdrug, in The Malls, “because he was hungry and had no money”, his defence Craig Matthews told Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court.
Mr Matthews described the crime as “very unsophisticated”, adding that Feasey, of Quilter Road, Brighton Hill, Basing-stoke, was struggling financially after splitting from his girlfriend.
The court heard that Feasey, who is on job seeker’s allowance, has one previous conviction from 18 months ago.
After magistrates heard that Feasey’s mother had already paid £96 to Superdrug to cover costs incurred, magistrates’ chairman Mr Chris Kirby fined Feasey £15.
He also imposed a £15 victim surcharge.