A MAN who stole a baseball cap from a city centre shop has been fined.

Lukasz Jozwiak, of no fixed abode, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The 39-year-old admitted that on March 19 he stole a Puma baseball cap from Deichmann in Wrexham.

Prosecutor Justin Espie told the court that the facts were "straight forward" in that Jozwiak entered the store at around 1pm on the day of the offence.

He then took the £6.99 cap and left without paying for it.

The offence put him in breach of a conditional discharge imposed just a few days before the theft.


Emma Simoes, defending, told the court: "Lukasz isn't someone who frequents the court every week.

The Leader:

"He is of no fixed abode and lives on the street.

"He has no income and is not entitled to benefits - he scrapes by with the assistance of services."

The Magistrates opted to allow the existing conditional discharge to continue and imposed an £80 fine, as well as £6.99 compensation and a £32 victim surcharge, for the latest offence.