A man repeatedly stole from a town centre store to feed his drug addiction, a court heard.
Daniel Quinn, of Somerset Road in Almondbury, admitted three thefts from the New Street branch of Wilkinsons.
His latest offence was committed while he was banned from entering any of the retailer’s stores in West Yorkshire.
Vanessa Schofield, prosecuting, said the first offence was on July 18 when Quinn stole £55 worth of suncream.
On September 5 the 27-year-old stole packets of razor blades.
Then on September 17 he was caught on the store’s CCTV footage swiping a pressure washer valued at £129.99.
This offence happened when Quinn was barred from entering Wilkinsons as part of his court bail conditions.
When arrested he tested positive for cocaine at Huddersfield police station.
He also admitted failing to show up for two appointments with the probation service.
Bob Carr, mitigating, said it was clear his client was “knocking on the doors” of prison.
He said: “He’s used heroin and crack cocaine for a number of years and is very much dependent on it.
“He took minor items which were easily saleable – the power washer was sold within 10 minutes for the princely sum of £20.
“He steals to fund his habit and it’s a very vicious circle he needs to break.”
Magistrates adjourned sentencing until October 15 so that Quinn can be considered for a drugs rehabilitation order.