An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of stealing 17 jars of coffee from a town's Co-op store.

Stephen Mann, of Masons Drive in Great Blakenham, was due to appear before Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich on Thursday for sentencing.

East Anglian Daily Times: Suffolk Magistrates' Court in IpswichSuffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich (Image: Newsquest)

The 36-year-old has been accused of stealing three jars of Nescafe Gold Blend and 14 jars of Douwe Egberts coffee, with the total value of £164.37, from a Co-op in Stowmarket on December 2 last year.

He failed to appear in court for sentencing and there is a warrant out for his arrest without bail.