Shoplifter helped himself to necklaces in store

Magistrates have dealt with a thief who walked out of a store with necklaces he had not paid for,
Magistrates have dealt with a thief who walked out of a store with necklaces he had not paid for,

A thief who helped himself to necklaces worth £67.96 has landed himself with a " bill" for more than £500.

Andrew Kokocinski was seen on CCTV selecting the jewellery and then leaving TK Maxx in Burnley without making any attempt to pay.

He was detained by security staff outside, after the incident on Monday, May 22nd.

Kokocinski, of Deerstone Avenue, Burnley, was convicted of theft from a shop by the town's magistrates.

The defendant did not attend court and the bench proved the case against him in his absence.

He was fined £440, with a £44 victim surcharge and £85 costs .