However, cashiers immediately caught the theft. “We still can"t figure out how on Earth they thought they"d get away with it. As attempts to steal go, it was hopelessly amateurish and clumsy. There"s DIY and there"s DIY," the Mirror quoted a worker at the DIY store as saying.
However, things got worse for Lewis as she was caught possessing drugs by the police. “They went up and down the aisles loading up a trolley with goods they liked the look of," said a worker at the store in Culverhouse Cross.
“Then they tried to cover up the real prices with their own fake labels – with ridiculously low prices printed on them. They seem to have been unable to get their heads round the fact that modern tills use barcodes, not prices. “Our security guards let them think they were getting away with it, then stopped them as they tried to leave the building. The manager arrived and he called the police, while the rest of us tried not to laugh," the worker added.
Lewis and friend Devine were charged with theft, possession of amphetamines and “going equipped to commit a theft". They appeared before Cardiff magistrates on April 6, where they both pleaded guilty. JPs fined them 30-pound prosecution costs each and gave them each a nine-month conditional discharge.
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