A man has appeared in court in Derry charged with the theft of two testers from Boots valued at one pence each.
Keith Shannon (44) with an address at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny or alternatively at 60, Coast Road in Larne was charged with stealing the items on November 22 and on November 26.
The court was told that police were called to Boots after reports that a man was seen to put something shiny in his pocket after being at the aftershave counter.
The man left without paying.
On November 26 police received another report of a man being detained in Boots after lifting a tester and trying to leave the store without paying.
The value of the testers was out at one pence each.
At interview Shannon said he had gone in to Boots with the intention of stealing the aftershave. District Judge Barney McElholm said he did not care whether Shannon lived in Letterkenny or Larne if he appeared at this court again for shoplifting he was going to prison.
Shannon was given a conditional discharge for a period of two years.