SERIAL thief Christopher Hope-Kirk has been given a conditional discharge.
Hope-Kirk, from Sedgeley Close, Southsea, admitted stealing £48.90 of goods from the Co-op in Highland Road, Southsea.
The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to returning to the same store the following day and fleeing with goods worth £8.33.
Hope-Kirk also admitted to stealing three brass valves belonging to Portsmouth City Council from a flat in Wingfield Street, Portsmouth.
He was given a six-month conditional discharge.
Portsmouth magistrates made no order for costs.