Stole items to pay his rent

A THIEF took legs of lamb and a tub of protein supplement creatine intending to sell the items to pay his rent, a court has been told.

Georgij Koldaras, of Haven Bank, Boston, was caught trying to steal six legs of lamb, valued at £84, from Iceland, and while he was awaiting trial for that matter, he attempted to take the muscle gain powder from Holland and Barrett.

On Wednesday, the 35-year-old admitted two counts of theft on July 18 and August 7.

Daniel Paulson, prosecuting, said Koldaras had been seen on Iceland’s CCTV picking up the meat and putting it in a black bag before trying to leave the store.

But just one day before he was due to appear at Boston Magistrates’ Court, he entered Holland and Barrett in the town’s Market Place and took a £29.99 tub of creatine. He was stopped outside the store by town rangers and arrested.

Andrew Goldsborough, defending, said he had formerly been a frequent offender, and many of his previous convictions were linked to drugs, but he had been working voluntarily to overcome his problems.

After hearing a probation report for Koldaras he was given a 12-month community order with 125 hours of unpaid work.