Man Charged With Causing £38,500 Damage To Kidderminster Store
A man has appeared in court charged with stealing copper piping and causing £38,000 worth of damage to a Tesco store in Kidderminster.
Riky Hackett, aged 27 (date of birth 29/6/1985), of Usmere Road, Kidderminster, was arrested after police were called to the Tesco Express in Stourbridge Road in the early hours of Friday, 10 August.
He appeared before town magistrates on Saturday (11 August) charged with stealing copper piping from the store and criminal damage relating to the destruction of a refrigeration condensing unit and food there worth a total of £38,500.
Hackett also faces a charge of going equipped for theft on the same occasion by having in his possession pliers, a bag and a wrench.
He was granted conditional bail to appear before the same court for committal proceedings on Monday, 8 October.