A shoplifter with a sweet tooth stole hundreds of pounds of chocolate in a lengthy stealing spree.

Daniel Robinson, 38, pilfered £570 worth of chocolate from Co-op stores in one month.

He stole the sugary snacks over a period of two and a half weeks, with prices ranging from £14 to £115.

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In one instance on June 6, he stole multiple chocolate bars amounting to £115, and on the same day stole a ‘large selection of chocolate’ worth £96.

The following week, he stole several chocolate bars costing £88 in total.

Robinson, of Wyndham Court, Southampton, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of theft from a shop at Southampton magistrates’ Court on June 21.