Man ran out of store with gold bracelet

Weekend Courier - - Front Page -

A MAN who liked the way a $2200 gold bracelet looked on his wrist has been fined $1000 for leav­ing a Rock­ing­ham jewellers while wear­ing it.

Ap­pear­ing via video link from Aca­cia prison, Jake Black pleaded guilty to steal­ing in Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trates Court on Jan­uary 12.

The prose­cu­tor said Black was iden­ti­fied from CCTV footage in Prouds the Jewellers at Rock­ing­ham City Shop­ping Cen­tre on Oc­to­ber 25 last year.

He said Black went to the store at 4.14pm and asked a staff mem­ber if he could look at a gold bracelet worth $2199.

He then put it on his wrist, ad­mir­ing it for a mo­ment and asked the staff mem­ber ques­tions about the bracelet.

Black then sud­denly ran out of the store with the bracelet on his wrist.

When in­ter­viewed by po­lice he told them: “Yeah, that was me. I was wait­ing for that one.”

Black told Mag­is­trate Leanne Atkins he agreed with the facts.

“Why did you de­cide to run?” she asked.

Black replied: “I was al­ready fac­ing jail and on the run. I seen it and I just left.”

She fined him $1000 and or­dered he pay $2199 com­pen­sa­tion to Prouds jewellers.

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