Ipswich man fined after string of 20 supermarket thefts in town
An Ipswich man has been fined £250 after he admitted to a string of 20 supermarket thefts.
Darren Wragg, of Campbell Road, appeared at Suffolk Magistrates' Court on Friday after admitting to stealing from three Co-op stores between September and December last year.
The first incident was on October 21 when Wragg hid coffee and pork, to the value of £45.92, within his clothing. He then left without paying.
The next day, he stole two gammon steaks worth £8 from the Clapgate Lane store.
On December 7, he stole £66.82 worth of sweets and coffee from the store in Foxhall Road.
After having been charged with the three offences, Wragg admitted to 17 other thefts from Ipswich supermarkets which occurred during the same time period.
The 31 year old was fined £250 and ordered to pay costs of £105.
He was also ordered to pay £120.74 in compensation and a victim surcharge of £34.
Police Constable Tim Barrell from the Op Converter team said: "Darren Wragg was approached while on court bail and he was given the opportunity to engage with the TIC process.
"He made voluntary admissions to 17 further offences involving theft from supermarkets in Ipswich and he asked for them to be Taken Into Consideration at court.
"He was remorseful for his actions.”