Can any body help please?
Me and my girlfriend went into primark,
we had no intentions of stealing as we was meant to be buying a couple of bits for my mum
when we got there we seen stuff that we wanted but didnt have enough money
for so we put stuff into bags that we had we got carried away and started picking up more and more stuff!
I noticed a man in primark watching us i didnt think much of it as he was just looking at all of the stuff
but then we started to get a bit worried so we just walked out. I felt so relieved but
then a security guard and an under cover security guard stopped us and asked us to come back into the store!
They took us up the goods lift and took us onto the top floor of the store and took us into a room,
they asked us to empty the bags and
then asked us questions and
made us fill out some forms with name address and number on it!
They added up the stuff and it came to £140
they called the police.
I asked the one of the security guards what was going to happen and
he said the most we would get is 14 months barred from primark and half of the shops near the store he was recording us on a little camera recorde
r that was round his neck and got pictures of us.
The police arrived and asked us the same questions as what the security guards asked us
and told us we had to go to the police stations for statements.
The security guards called both of our parents and my girlfriends parents were in poole anyway so they came straight up
and she had to go with them to the police station and the police officers took me in there car as my dad was going to meet us there.
We then arrived at the station we was not held in a cell
i just had to Wait for my dad to arrive,
my girlfriend had her interview first and then she was aloud to go,
then my dad got here, and in the interview they recorded me and asked if i wanted a solicitor any legal advise,
She said on the recording of the tape that i was under arrest for suspension of theft
anything you do say may be given as evidence something you later relay on in caught
anything you do say may be given as evidence,
But after she said that she said that it will not go to court
she just had to caution me because she was recording the tape,
she said that i have to go to a workshop and that i will be getting a letter from the civil reunion
or something like that and i will have to pay a fine,
But i don't have a job and i have been looking for ages so i dont no how to pay
but i have seen people saying that you dont have to pay it,
i was then aloud to go home with my dad and they said i to except a phone call or letter.
I just want some advise on what to do now and will i have a criminal record,
because the police never handcuffed me or put me in a cell or took my finger prints or took my picture,
but the primark security guard took a picture ?
What does this mean?
and they did not say if i was banned or not they said maybe.
they also gave us a Letter witch i have taken a picture
and will post if it will let me about RLP or someting.
We both no that it was a stupid thing to do and we will regret it for the rest or are lifes,
and have woken us both up and we would never do anything like this again before anyone judges us,
It was a moment of maddens we just got carried away.
WILL THEY GET IN CONTACT WITH MY COLLEGE?
Please can anyone help!