A teenager from Market Weighton has appeared in court accused of four commercial burglaries with an accomplice – one where the elderly shopkeeper was asleep above the premises.
Nathan Davidson, 19, of Market Place, is accused of stealing cigarettes and audio headphones from Day Electrical Shop in Driffield.
He is also accused of stealing a cash register, a chilled drink, cash belt, wallet and frozen chips from Prego Pizza takeaway, in Driffield. In addition, he is accused of stealing Walkers crisps and DVDs from Martins Newsagents in Driffield the following night on 17 June this year. He is also charged with taking cigarettes, chilled drinks, charity collection boxes and cash from Garton Village Shop, in Garton. The offences took place between 16 June and 22 June.
Davidson has pleaded guilty to all four commercial burglaries.
His alleged accomplice - Joseph Myers, 18, of Eastgate, Driffield - has yet to enter pleas to the charges.
Defence barrister Dale Brook said Davidson told police he was stealing to pay rent for a pal. Davidson failed to attend his hearing on time arriving two hours late last Monday. Mr Brook said Davidson had problems getting to Hull Crown Court. He said he has no previous convictions and walked and thumbed two lifts from Howden.
The case was adjourned for Myers to have a plea and directions hearing on 26 October. The case will be listed for Myers possible trial on 9 November.