Proud thief told Plymouth shop staff: 'Come on, chase me'
A "PROUD thief" put his swag under his arm and goaded shop staff into chasing him, a court heard.
Rolands Selivamoff, of no fixed abode, had only been in Plymouth for a couple of days, city magistrates were told yesterday.
They heard how the 23-year-old stole two bottles of Bacardi rum and a magazine from the Exeter Street Service Station at around 10.45am on Monday.
The court was told how Selivamoff walked out of the store laughing, saying to a staff member: "Do you think I'm going to pay for this? Come on, chase me."
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He was released on conditional bail to be sentenced for the theft – along with two other offences he was on bail for – at East Dorset Magistrates' Court on March 12.
Prosecutor Caroline Gates said Selivamoff had admitted being "a proud thief" and said the theft had been in protest at being asked to leave the nearby Job Centre.
Sarah Glanville, for Selivamoff, said he had been studying at Bournemouth University – but became depressed and was told to leave the course and lost his accommodation.