A Bounty bar and pasty ended up costing a Pembroke Dock pensioner £158.30 after he was caught shop-lifting the items from a Tenby shop.

Lawrence Roach Evans, of Gilgal Terrace, Bryniwan, pleaded guilty to a charge theft from a shop when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, May 8.

Sian Vaughan, prosecuting, told the court that Evans, 72, who was known as ‘The Professor’, was watched by staff in a mirror when he entered Tenby Post Office on February 15.

He was seen to steal a £2.65 pasty, and CCTV footage revealed he had also taken a 65p Bounty chocolate bar.

When interviewed he stated he could not to remember anything about the incident.

Craig Davies, defending, said: “He made full admissions. He accepts he entered the store, where he is well known, and took the expensive pasty and Bounty.

“He recently had a head injury which caused him to forget the incident.”

Magistrates fined Evans £40 and ordered him to pay £3.30 compensation, plus £115 in costs and a surcharge.