Hamilton police charging 41-year-old man with stealing food, drink and smokes

A 41-YEAR-OLD Hamilton man, who told a service station attended to ring police after stealing dim sims, is in the process of being charged.

Hamilton police Sergeant Paul Stanhope said an incident happened in a Hamilton service station at 5.30pm on Sunday.

"The man grabbed food, including dim sims, drink and cigarettes, said he had no money and told the service station attendant they would need to call police," he said.

"The attendant then called police and the man was soon after arrested. He's in the process of being interviewed. He will be charged and then bailed to appear at Hamilton court at a later date."

The value of the goods was $46.60.