Man is alleged to have left a Limavady supermarket with trolleys filled with over 50 bottles of stolen alcohol

Man is alleged to have left a Limavady supermarket with trolleys filled with over 50 bottles of stolen alcohol

A MAN is alleged to have been involved in an incident where, along with a female, he entered SuperValu in Limavady, filled two trolleys with over 50 bottles of alcohol, and left without paying before placing the items in the rear of a taxi.

Darren Robert Canning (39), with an address listed as Rinmore Drive in Derry/Londonderry, is accused of the theft of alcohol and groceries worth £1,300 on February 15 this year when he was also accused of being in possession of Pregabalin.

The defendant appeared via video link at Ballymena Magistrates Court where police opposed bail.

A police officer said SuperValu staff challenged the male and female for proof of purchase but "were ignored".

The taxi driver provided the destination address and police went to Rathbeg Drive in Limavady where they saw Canning with items.

Further stolen items were found in a property and the total value of items taken from SuperValu was put at over £1,300.

The officer said during a police interview Canning made a "full admission" to theft and said he intended to "sell on high value items".

The defendant is also accused of stealing from Tesco in Limavady on February 14.

Bail was refused and the case was adjourned to Coleraine Magistrates Court on March 7.