A thief who managed to steal more than 100 cans of Red Bull over the course of two months from the same shop will be forced to carry out community service as a punishment.
Miroslav Vagai, of Harriett Street, Derby, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court to admit five counts of shoplifting the popular energy drink, and one count of attempting to steal some cans of the same drink. All offences happened at a Sainsbury’s store in Derby.
He admitted stealing 40 cans worth £70 on May 24; 30 cans worth £40 on June 16; 24 cans worth £35.60 on June 24; numerous cans worth £50 on July 2; 30 cans worth £50 on July 4; and also admitted attempted to steal numerous cans on July 6.
He also admitted stealing chocolate worth £50 from the same shop, on June 29; and stealing three boxes of baby milk powder worth £35.97 from Boots, Derby, on June 14.
Vagai has been made the subject of a 12-month community order and ordered to carry out 130 hours unpaid work.
He will also pay a total of £331.57 compensation, £85 court costs and a £85 victim surcharge.