Hungry Plymouth man stole food while he was on bail
A MAN stole a sandwich and a chocolate bar from a shop because he was hungry, a court heard.
Kye Delmonico, aged 20, admitted theft of the food from Marks and Spencer on December 28.
Delmonico also pleaded guilty in front of city magistrates to failing to comply with a curfew at his bail hostel in Plymouth.
Geoff Parlby, for Delmonico, said he had spent more than eight months on remand awaiting sentence for an offence of actual bodily harm, which he had admitted.
He said he had been released but did not qualify for a grant and had not had time to claim benefits.
Mr Parlby said he stole the sandwich and chocolate because he was hungry.
He said he had missed his curfew time because he missed a train returning from visiting relatives in Liskeard.
Magistrates fined him £30 and ordered him to pay £20 in victim surcharge, but wiped out the sums because of the time he has spent in custody.
Delmonico was released on bail back to the hostel in Crozier Road, Mutley, to await sentence for the assault at Truro Crown Court.