A SHOPLIFTER raided a Southampton retailer stealing hundreds of pounds worth of clothes.

Gary Bailey made off with items worth a total of £535.

The 48-year-old of Howards Grove, Southampton, targeted a Peacocks store in the city on three separate occasions in March last year.

He was charged with three counts of theft and was proved guilty in absence at Southampton Magistrates’ Court.

Bailey had been remanded on unconditional bail and is due to be sentenced in August while a pre-sentence report is prepared.