An Acocks Green man has appeared in court after he burgled an Iceland supermarket for cheese and alcohol.
Michael McIntosh, of Oakhurst Road, entered the Warwick Road food store as a trespasser on October 30 of this year.
Once inside, the 30-year-old stole four boxes full of Cathedral City cheddar cheese – a total of 40 blocks – as well as 10 bottles of assorted spirits.
The haul was worth an estimated £600.
After being arrested and charged, McIntosh initially denied burglary, but changed his plea to guilty when he appeared before magistrates via video link on Wednesday, December 1.
Following a case brought by West Midlands Police at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court, McIntosh was sentenced to 15 weeks in prison, suspended for a year.
He was ordered to pay £200 in compensation.
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It was noted in the court files that McIntosh had a record of previous convictions.
The “nature and seriousness” of the burglary were also taken into account during sentencing.
McIntosh must take part in rehabilitation activity up to a maximum of 25 days over the course of a 12-month period.
No order was made for costs as compensation took priority.
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