SERIAL thief Michael Johnson has been ordered to get help for his drug addiction.
Johnson was caught shoplifting three times in two weeks.
The 27-year-old stole goods from the Co-op in Fratton Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, on March 23.
Six days later he stole meat and coffee from the Co-op in Albert Road, Southsea.
Then on April 6 Johnson, of Waverley Road, Southsea, stole more meat from the Albert Road Co-op.
He was also caught in possession of cannabis on the same day.
Johnson pleaded guilty to all four offences at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.
He was put under supervision for a year and told to undergo nine months of treatment for his drug problem.
Johnson was ordered to pay £23.52 compensation to Co-op.