A MAN who stole two make-up advent calenders from a Hampshire cosmetics store has been ordered to pay compensation.

James Vincent Durber, 35, stole the advent calendars, worth £80, from Boots in Westbury Mall, Fareham, on November 14.

He also stole gift sets, worth £40, from the same store the day before and two Ted Baker gift sets, worth £90, also from the same store, on November 18.

Appearing at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court, Durber, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft.

He also admitted failing to surrender to the court on New Year’s Eve.

Durber was given a conditional discharge for six months and ordered to pay compensation of £170.