An Aberdeen thief who stole laptops, a speaker and a pair of boots from a car has been handed a supervision order.
Ian Gray appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing having previously pled guilty over the matter.
The 39-year-old admitted entering the insecure vehicle on Chapel Street in Aberdeen and stealing laptops, a speaker and a pair of boots from within.
The incident happened on February 1 this year.
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Defence solicitor Stuart Beveridge, who appeared representing Gray, said his client suffered from mental health problems as well as from the misuse of drugs.
He added: “It’s accepted he was responsible for his actions.”
Sheriff Philip Mann told Gray, whose address was given in court papers as King’s Crescent, Aberdeen: “In respect of the theft from the motor vehicle I’m going to impose a community payback order as an alternative to a custodial sentence with a supervision requirement for a period of 18 months.
“You understand that if you breach that order the most likely outcome is that you’ll be sent to prison.”