Man, 42, jailed after stealing £3,420 worth of items from property

Craig Stirton

A man has been jailed after breaking into a property and stealing more than £3,000 of electrical goods.

Craig Stirton, 42 a prisoner of HMP Grampian, smashed a patio door window to gain access to an address on Oakhill Grange, Aberdeen, on August 6.

Stirton admitted breaking in and stealing electrical goods and keys when he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

He committed the offence while on bail.

Fiscal depute Stephanie Ross told the court the homeowner had gone out at 10.15am on August 6, leaving the patio door keys in the lock inside the property.

They returned at 4pm to find the window smashed and keys in the lock on the outside of the property.

An iPad, two laptops, an iPhone and a camera were among the items taken, which were not recovered, worth £3,420.

Police found Stirton’s blood on the patio door.

Michael Burnett, Stirton’s solicitor, said his client struggled with drug addiction.

Sheriff William Summers sentenced Stirton to 20 months behind bars.