Clothing thief caught stealing from Sunderland Primark

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A THIEF was caught trying to steal clothing from a Sunderland shop.

Aaron McKenzie was stopped by staff at Primark as he was on his way out of the store.

He had four items of clothing, and some bangles, worth £43, that he hadn’t paid for.

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to theft and fraud at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

Stephen Davies, prosecuting, said drunken McKenzie took four pieces of clothing to staff on May 8 and asked to swap them.

Ian Cassidy, defending, said: “He took the decision to get some clothing. The clothing he had was worse for wear and had holes in it.”

McKenzie, of Taunton Square, Thorney Close, was fined £55 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.