Man jailed after raiding deodorant from east Belfast pharmacy
A man who raided an east Belfast pharmacy for deodorant has been jailed for four months.
James Bowers, 29, carried out the theft at Boots on the Newtownards Road last month.
Belfast Magistrates' Court heard Bowers, of Ross House, Mount Vernon Road in the city, entered the branch with a plastic bag on July 10.
He lifted several items, put them in the bag and left without paying. Police detained him outside.
Bowers stole £81.58 worth of deodorant, according to the charge.
Defence counsel Richard McConkey highlighted his client's early guilty plea, and stressed how all of the goods were fit for resale.
Referring to apparent addiction issues, Mr McConkey added: "He's engaging with rehabilitation therapy."
However, Deputy District Judge Trainor identified a breach in a previously suspended sentence.
Mr Trainor imposed a total of four months imprisonment for the new offence.
Bowers was then released on bail pending an appeal against the sentence handed down.
Belfast Telegraph Digital