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Australia Pram bandit mother-of-four is caught using her pushchair to steal baby’s clothes, bottles and $500 Dyson vacuum cleaner from stores including Big W, Lush and Target

06:00  14 june  2018
06:00  14 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Pram bandit mother - of - four is caught using her pushchair to steal baby ’ s clothes , bottles and $ 500 Dyson vacuum cleaner from stores including Big W , Lush and Target . A woman stole clothes , vacuum cleaners and gift packs and hid them in her pram .

Pram bandit mother - of - four is caught using her pushchair to steal baby ’ s clothes , bottles and $ 500 Dyson vacuum cleaner from stores including Big W , Lush and Target . A woman stole clothes , vacuum cleaners and gift packs and hid them in her pram .

An 'embarrassed' mother of four children has been caught shop-lifting from several shops and hiding the items in her pram (stock photo) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited An 'embarrassed' mother of four children has been caught shop-lifting from several shops and hiding the items in her pram (stock photo) An 'embarrassed' mother of four children has been caught shoplifting from several shops and hiding the items in her pram.

The woman received a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty but avoided having to pay the money back.

Alicia Jane Larsen-Smith, 35, faced the Southport Magistrates Court in Queensland on Wednesday on seven stealing charges, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported. 

a sign on the side of a building: The court heard the woman stole a $499 vacuum cleaner from Big W and placed it on her pram © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The court heard the woman stole a $499 vacuum cleaner from Big W and placed it on her pram

The court heard Larsen-Smith stole clothes because she didn't have a washing machine. 

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Pram bandit mother - of - four is caught using her pushchair to steal baby ’ s clothes , bottles and $ 500 Dyson vacuum cleaner from stores including Big W , Lush and Target . An 'embarrassed' mother of four children has been caught shoplifting from several shops and hiding the items in her

to steal baby ’ s clothes , bottles and $ 500 Dyson vacuum cleaner from stores including Big W , Lush Mother - of - four Alicia Jane Larsen-Smith, 35, faced the Southport Magistrates Court on the Gold She stole clothes and vacuum cleaners and hid them in her pram .The woman received a

The mother used her pram to hide items including a vacuum cleaner, baby clothes, and gift packs. 

The shopping spree started six months ago at Target at Westfield Helensvale on the Gold Coast where Larsen-Smith stole baby clothes and bottles before concealing them in her pram.

a car parked on the side of a road: One of the shops she stole from was the Lacoste shop at Harbour Town (pictured) on the Gold Coast © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited One of the shops she stole from was the Lacoste shop at Harbour Town (pictured) on the Gold Coast

Then on October 10 she was caught on CCTV stealing shirts from Lacoste at Harbour Town Shopping Centre and again placing them in her pram. 

In January, a few months later, the court heard she stole a $499 vacuum cleaner from Big W and $200 worth of gift packs from Lush at Mt Gravatt Brisbane. 

Two months later on March 7, the court heard she took clothes from Supre, Cotton On, Valley Girl and Target. 

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to steal baby ’ s clothes , bottles and $ 500 Dyson vacuum cleaner from stores including Big W , Lush Mother - of - four Alicia Jane Larsen-Smith, 35, faced the Southport Magistrates Court on the Gold She stole clothes and vacuum cleaners and hid them in her pram .The woman received a

to steal baby ’ s clothes , bottles and $ 500 Dyson vacuum cleaner from stores including Big W , Lush Mother - of - four Alicia Jane Larsen-Smith, 35, faced the Southport Magistrates Court on the Gold She stole clothes and vacuum cleaners and hid them in her pram .The woman received a

Ms Larsen-Smith's Legal Aid lawyer told court her client had just left an 'abusive relationship' in NSW and was living with friend and relatives on the Gold Coast. 

a store front at night: She also stole $200 worth of gift packs from a Lush store at Mt Gravatt in Brisbane © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited She also stole $200 worth of gift packs from a Lush store at Mt Gravatt in Brisbane 'She is extremely embarrassed,' lawyer Jessie Challal said in court.  

'She didn't have any laundry facilities when she stole the clothes,'   

The magistrate sentenced her to three months jail, suspended for nine months, but she did not have to pay the stores back due to her financial situation, it was reported.  

'I do so with reluctance because I have a great deal of sympathy for businesses (targeted by shoplifters),' he said. 

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