A thief returned stolen goods back to the shop he took them from – because he felt GUILTY.
Sneaky Robin Lunn hid a JVC stereo under his jacket in Cash Converters and walked out of the shop.
But the 47-year-old returned the pilfered property the the next day and apologised to staff for the act, a court heard.
Despite his remorse, he was arrested and prosecuted for the theft.
Lunn, of Worcester, took the stereo and left without paying for it on September 29.
Mark Sheward, defending, said: “He went into the shop, stole the property concerned, left the store then realised what he had done.
“He showed genuine remorse, went back to the store and spoke to the manager, saying he had stolen from the store.
“He sat and waited for police officers to attend.
“He didn’t seek to leave the store.
“He waited patiently for officers to come and when they came he was arrested and taken to the police station.”
After he returned and apologised, staff did not wanted to take the matter further – but police prosecuted because of Lunn’s 88 previous convictions.
Worcester Magistrates added one week to a 14-week curfew order which has been in force between 8pm and 6am since September 7.