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Thief walked out of supermarket with trolley 'loaded' with gardening items

A thief who walked out of a supermarket with a trolley loaded with gardening items has been ordered to undertake 50 hours of unpaid work.

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The theft took place in the gardening section of Morrisons in Shrewsbury

Roger Chaddock of Newfield Street, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent was under the belief that large companies were not affected by theft, Telford Magistrates Court heard on Tuesday.

Chaddock was visiting Shrewsbury with a friend when they stopped off at Morrisons in the town, the court was told.

The 53-year-old was sitting in the car at around 2.10pm as his friend was in the supermarket using the toilet, when he spotted a trolley “loaded with large amounts of gardening items” in the foyer and got the "harebrained idea" of walking off with it, the court heard.

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