Man, 19, fined for alcohol theft from Co-Op in Knaphill
By mattcollison | Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 13:25
A MAN who stole alcohol from a shop in Knaphill has been fined and sentenced to one day in jail by magistrates.
Benjamin Edgecock, 19, appeared at Redhill Magistrates on Tuesday (September 4) where he admitted theft to the value of £29.41 from the Co-op store in Inkerman Parade on July 22.
The court heard how Edgecock walked up to the till at 9.45pm and asked the store manager for a 50cl bottle of Jagermeister worth £13.75.
Edgecock, of no fixed address, then asked to look at the bottle and the store manager refused, asking to see his proof of age. He then walked to another part of the store and picked up a box of Stella Artois worth £11.69.
Edgecock then returned to the till asked to check the price of the Stella Artois and as the store manager did this, he took the box, snatched the bottle of Jagermeister from the store manager and left the store.
Edgecock, who is currently serving a custodial sentence at HMP Highdown for a separate offence, was ordered to pay a £100 fine and serve one day in lieu imprisonment.