Men walked out of Asda without paying for TV sets


After putting tin foil on the security tags two men walked out of Asda in Portadown with two television sets worth £548.

One of them, Gareth Paul Bradley, St James Parade, Belfast, appeared by way of videolink last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

His solicitor said he would plead guilty and waive his right to a pre-sentence report.

He admitted the theft of the two TVs from Asda in Portadown on October 7.

At 5pm police were tasked to Asda after security staff had seen Bradley and another male leave the store with two televisions.

They were seen leaving the car park but were pursued and arrested. Tin foil, which had also been stolen from Asda, had been attached to the security tags. Bradley was in breach of suspended sentences.

A defence solicitor said he accepted what he had done was completely wrong and that he faced a prison sentence.

District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, said it was a very audacious theft of high value items just a month after Bradley had received a suspended sentence.