Serial shoplifter from Raynes Park banned from every Kingston town centre shop after stealing children's toys

Serial shoplifter banned from every Kingston town centre shop after stealing children's toys

Serial shoplifter banned from every Kingston town centre shop after stealing children's toys

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A serial shoplifter and drug addict has been banned from every shop in Kingston town centre after admitting stealing children’s toys and a TV from Argos.

Samantha Hicks-Magee, 32, of Polesden Gardens, Raynes Park, pleaded guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday to stealing from the shop in Adam’s Walk last year.

The value of the goods came to £599.99.

Hicks-Magee also admitted stealing £86 worth of meat from the Co-op in King’s Road, and not turning up to an appointment at the wellbeing service at Surbiton Health Centre after she tested positive for heroin.

She was bailed until Monday, February 10, to allow the probation service to prepare a pre-sentence report.

She must not go to any shop in the town centre as a condition of her bail.

Hicks-Magee was also convicted in 2010 of a string of theft offences, having stolen items including champagne, meat, perfume sets and vodka.

At the time defence solicitor Warren Mitchell told Kingston Crown Court Hicks-Magee was a mother of two and began taking drugs at 14.

He added: “This is a young lady with a long-term drug problem, who also needs to get off the drugs.”

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12:13pm Wed 22 Jan 14

CyclistsPayTaxToo says...

How do you nick a TV from Argos - wait around the collection point till one is dropped off?.

Surely she didn't pick up a demo TV, unplug it and then try and walk out....
How do you nick a TV from Argos - wait around the collection point till one is dropped off?. Surely she didn't pick up a demo TV, unplug it and then try and walk out.... CyclistsPayTaxToo
  • Score: 5

4:30pm Wed 22 Jan 14

emilysw19 says...

I cannot see the point in banning her from every shop in Kingston, I'm sure she is quite capable of getting a bus to Wimbledon or Sutton?
I cannot see the point in banning her from every shop in Kingston, I'm sure she is quite capable of getting a bus to Wimbledon or Sutton? emilysw19
  • Score: 6

8:35am Thu 23 Jan 14

bosco1 says...

Well one does ask wheres the ctv in Argos.!!!!!? Suppose she took it home and said she had won it at Bingo.!!
Well one does ask wheres the ctv in Argos.!!!!!? Suppose she took it home and said she had won it at Bingo.!! bosco1
  • Score: 2

1:22pm Thu 23 Jan 14

jayjay289 says...

I am going to go and rob sutton and get off with a "dont do it again and dont go their anymore" order... I dont go to sutton so it makes no odds to me...

what a great justice system
I am going to go and rob sutton and get off with a "dont do it again and dont go their anymore" order... I dont go to sutton so it makes no odds to me... what a great justice system jayjay289
  • Score: 1

8:24pm Thu 23 Jan 14

vickip11 says...

She has not "got away with it" as she has to go back to court to be sentenced,that's why a Pre Sentence Report is needed by probation service.So she will more than likely go to prison as she has done it before.
She has not "got away with it" as she has to go back to court to be sentenced,that's why a Pre Sentence Report is needed by probation service.So she will more than likely go to prison as she has done it before. vickip11
  • Score: 1

5:34am Tue 28 Jan 14

Beverly RA says...

Time and time again type of crime is committed we get the excuse that its drug related. This is a way of getting Magistrates to look at the easy option.
It time they woke up to the fact that shop lifting cost us all ( customers) millions of pounds in extra payment on goods to make up the shortfall.
Time to send out a short sharp message to all lawyers that that type of argument will not hold water.
Time and time again type of crime is committed we get the excuse that its drug related. This is a way of getting Magistrates to look at the easy option. It time they woke up to the fact that shop lifting cost us all ( customers) millions of pounds in extra payment on goods to make up the shortfall. Time to send out a short sharp message to all lawyers that that type of argument will not hold water. Beverly RA
  • Score: 1

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