Com­mu­nity work for steal­ing tools

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A Ti­tahi Bay man has been con­victed of steal­ing $168 worth of tools from Mitre 10 Mega Porirua.

Fala Le­pou, 28, ap­peared in Porirua Dis­trict Court last Tues­day, fac­ing one charge of theft.

The court was told that Le­pou stole an 11-piece span­ner set and a seven-piece met­ric gear span­ner set val­ued at $168.98 from the Porirua home im­prove­ment store on April 2.

De­fence lawyer Peter Ross said it was Le­pou’s sec­ond shoplift­ing charge and that he had been in pri­son be­fore.

Judge Arthur Tomp­kins or­dered Le­pou to com­plete 100 hours of com­mu­nity work.

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