An unsuccessful thief has been given 12 weeks of tagged curfew for the festive season.

Wayne Steven Davies, of Water Street, Pembroke Dock, pleaded guilty to theft from a shop and Class B drug possession, when he appeared at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday, December 4.

Sian Vaughan, prosecuting, told the court that Davies, 30, was captured on CCTV stealing electrical items worth £42.97 from B&M Stores, Pembroke Dock, on November 15.

He was stopped by staff on his way out and the goods were returned.

Davies’ flat was searched after police identified him from the camera footage, and was found to be in possession of 1.3 grams of cannabis.

Miss Vaughan added that Davies’ previous convictions totalled 21 pages.

Mark Layton, defending, said Davies, admitted taking the items and had handed them over when approached by staff.

He added that Davies had health and mental health issues, and had been receiving assistance from a drugs advisory service.

Magistrates imposed a 12-week, 7pm to 7am curfew, and ordered Davies to pay £85 costs and an £85 surcharge.

A destruction order was made for the seized drugs.

The chairman of the bench said: “Be very careful over Christmas, if you take some alcohol and decide to go for a little run-around the block you will be in trouble.”