Teenage bicycle thief had ‘mixed with the wrong crowd’, court hears
- Credit: Archant
A teenager stole two bicycles from Lowestoft after being threatened by 'the wrong crowd.'
Scott Edward Durrant, of Harris Avenue, Lowestoft, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft when he appeared at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old stole a bike worth £270 on September 15 2017 from outside the town's leisure centre, and another worth £240 on September 22, 2017, from Lowestoft College.
Arthur Balls, defending, said: 'He has moved on from this lifestyle and is now working at Birdseye.
You may also want to watch:
'He was mixing with the wrong crowd and there was someone who made threats towards him telling him to do what they said.
'He is a hard worker and is remorseful towards the two victims who lost their bikes.'
- 1 Rare Airbus Beluga XL spotted over Norfolk
- 2 Spectacle of light with 'Norfolk's biggest ever firework display' announced
- 3 Man dies after 'medical incident' on Yarmouth seafront
- 4 Popular GP bids farewell to patients with emotional letter after 33 years in Beccles
- 5 Star-studded cast announced for Norwich Theatre Royal 2021 panto
- 6 Birds of prey found shot and poisoned during raid in Norfolk
- 7 Plastic fork firm redundancies blamed on supermarket ‘greenwashing’
- 8 Closures near A11 roundabout after crash involving motorcycle and van
- 9 Man struck repeatedly on head with motorcylcle helmet in Norfolk attack
- 10 Home baker opens first shop after business 'snowballed' in lockdown
Durrant was handed a condition discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation to the two bike owners, matching the value of their bikes, as well as a victim surcharge of £20.