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‘Disabled’ thief Marek Kedzior caught on CCTV stealing boxes of beer
SECURITY cameras captured this man stealing several boxes of beer from a supermarket and loading them into a vehicle soon after his release from prison for another crime.
At the time of the offence Marek Damien Kedzior was out of work, described as “disabled” and awaiting an operation having suffered two broken legs, Selby Magistrates’ Court heard.
Magistrate Brian Wood told him there did not appear to be “much wrong” with him from the CCTV photos, which showed Kedzior carrying six boxes of lager, and said he should focus on finding work rather than “pinching”.
The 30-year-old, of Elizabeth Court, Selby, pleaded guilty to stealing the six boxes of Stella Artois lager, worth £90, from Tesco in Portholme Road, on June 10.
Sandra White, prosecuting, told the court Kedzior was seen on security cameras carrying several boxes of lager out of the supermarket, before loading them into a vehicle driven by a second man.
He was identified a month later after police had studied the CCTV, and admitted his crime in interview after he was arrested.
Kedzior described himself as a binge drinker, and had been drinking vodka earlier in the day but had no money for more alcohol, said Steve Munro, who was representing him.
The other man returned two of the boxes to the store later that day when he realised they had been stolen, the court heard.
Mr Munro said: “This was not a planned event. He was always going to get caught, and didn’t try to disguise himself. He admits it was a stupid thing to do.”
Kedzior was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay compensation of £60.
He was jailed for eight months last September after he and another man were caught on CCTV trying to sell a stolen flat-screen television in the street.