A prolific thief with more than 50 previous convictions is to be sentenced for another four offences.
Homeless Daniel Heron, aged 37, has admitted two offences of theft and two of threatening behaviour.
He faced Plymouth magistrates from Exeter Prison over videolink for sentence but the court heard a probation report was not ready.
Heron had earlier pleaded guilty to four offences from November 15.
He used threatening behaviour to a woman in Saltash and stole bottles of spirits worth £245 from the town's Waitrose store.
Heron also used threatening behaviour towards two men and stole spirits worth £68 from a Sainsbury's store in Plymouth.
The court heard Heron had around 59 previous convictions, mostly for theft and dishonestly.
A previous hearing was told he had been a chronic heroin addict.
Magistrates remanded Heron into custody so a probation officer can prepare the report.
He is due to be sentenced on January 11.