Pair shoplifted ‘Ride’em Cowboy’ strap-on vibrator from Ann Summers

Ann Summers in High Street, Sunderland.
Ann Summers in High Street, Sunderland.
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Two thieves have appeared in court after they stole a sex toy from Sunderland adult shop Ann Summers.

Jason Maginnis, 22, and 21-year-old pal Terry Lee Remmer walked into the city centre store and took a ‘Ride’em Cowboy strap-on vibrator’, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Maginnis removes a vibrator from the box and places the item in Remmer’s handbag

Prosecutor Keith Laidlaw

The pair were seen on CCTV helping themselves to the £38 adult toy and have now been ordered to pay compensation to the shop.

Prosecutor Keith Laidlaw said the offence occurred on Sunday, February 1.

“The witness is Leanne Smith, the assistant manager at Ann Summers adult shop, located in High Street West, Sunderland,” Mr Laidlaw said.

“She will say that she was at work in the store when she became aware of the theft of a vibrator.”

Mr Laidlaw said Ms Smith looked at CCTV footage, which caught the pair red-handed in the act.

“Jason Maginnis and Terry Lee Remmer entered the store at about 1.20pm,” Mr Laidlaw said.

“They proceeded to the rear of the shop where Maginnis removes a vibrator from the box and places the item in Remmer’s handbag. He then returned the empty box to the display and the two leave the store without paying for the property.”

Maginnis, who is currently incarcerated in Durham Prison, and Lemmer, who lives in a homeless hostel in Dundas Street, were arrested and both admitted theft from a shop.

Willie Johnston, defending both of them, told the court they had made full admissions in their police interviews, and entered guilty pleas at the first opportunity

He added that both were “heavily into heroin” at the time of the offence and have little recollection of the incident. Both are now seeking treatment for their drug addiction.

Maginnis and Remmer were both sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge.

They were each told to pay £19 in compensation towards the cost of the vibrator, and a £15 surcharge.