SUMMERSIDE — He was caught, twice, stealing from the same city store.
In Summerside provincial court Thursday, Jordon Trent Peterson pleaded guilty to the thefts and charges of failing to attend court and breaching his probation.
The 21-year-old city man was sentenced to a total of five days behind bars and placed on probation for 18 months, during which time he was ordered to stay away from the victimized store, Canadian Tire, and to pay previous outstanding restitution of close to $1,200, and $180 for items he stole from the store.
The first theft happened in May. Petersen and a woman were caught on store surveillance video stealing three hair straighteners valued at $180.
The second theft happened in June. The store’s manager saw Peterson take a DVD player and its remote out of the box and place it down his pants.
When the manager confronted Peterson he tried to flee but the manager, at which time the concealed merchandise was revealed. The DVD player was recovered.
Petersen breached his probation by failing to pay almost $1,200 on previous outstanding restitution.
He was ordered to appear in court on Sept. 5 on the theft charges but failed to show.
Defence attorney Trish Cheverie said Peterson has been struggling with addictions issues, has been in treatment and is working almost full-time.
She asked that any time imposed be served on weekends.
Judge Jeff Lantz, who sentenced Peterson to a total of five days in jail, agreed.
As part of his probation, Peterson must undergo assessment, counselling and treatment for his addictions issues.