'Serial shoplifter' granted bail in Wagga Local Court

Wagga Local Court
Wagga Local Court

A Wagga man who was caught shoplifting has been banned from all supermarkets and granted bail, again. 

David Luke Gordon, 25, who was previously described by a police prosecutor as a serial shoplifter, was urged to get help as his release was granted. 

Solicitor for the accused, Shaun Mortimer, told the court the offence sat at the lower end of the scale, submitting the risk of re-offending could be mitigated by strict conditions. 

Gordon pleaded guilty to one count of larceny on Monday, charged with stealing meat from an ALDI store. 

Having previously been banned from all Coles and Woolworths group stores, magistrate Erin Kennedy told the accused he would need to ask for his father’s assistance for anything he needed as she added the supermarket ban to his conditions.

“From the look of these good behaviour bonds it looks like he shoplifts for a living,” Ms Kennedy said. 

The case will return to court later this month, with Gordon facing an additional larceny charge and one count of intimidation.