Series of thefts earns Prince County man jail sentence

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SUMMERSIDE — A crime spree, which included thefts from four different businesses, has landed a 40-year-old Prince County in jail.

Douglas Llewellyn Millar pleaded guilty recently in Summerside provincial court to four counts of theft.

Millar, already behind bars, went into the Summerside Superstore on Oct. 12, placed merchandise in his shopping card and left the store without paying for the items, most of which were seafood.

On Oct. 15, police received a complaint that they had captured Millar on video surveillance at a city store shoplifting. The merchandise taken, which was valued at $250, was not recovered.

Then, on Oct. 28, police were called to Sites and Bytes after an employee reported that Millar had stolen a tablet valued at $450.

The employee was helping a customer and, after she was done, noticed that Millar and the tablet were gone. The incident was caught on store surveillance.

Finally, on Oct. 29, Millar was caught on video surveillance stealing five bottles of liquor valued at $219 from the Granville Street liquor store. Those items were also not recovered.

“I was just on a crime spree,” said Millar, who defended himself in court. “I have a problem with prescription pills. It is what it is. There is no excuse.”

Judge Jeff Lantz sentence Millar to serve an additional 30 days behind bars on top of the sentence his is currently serving.

Once that is complete, he will be on probation for three years, during which time he must pay restitution to the victimized stores and $400 in victim surcharges.

Millar was also ordered to stay away from the stores.

 

nmacphee@journalpioneer.com

Geographic location: Prince, Summerside, Granville Street

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