A serial shoplifter has been given a supervision order after admitting stealing jewellery, alcohol and an amplifier speaker from various shops.
Barrie Dykes, 40, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing having previously pled guilty to stealing watches on February 19 at Marks & Spencer, St Nicholas Street, and stealing alcohol from Morrisons, King Street, on March 17.
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Dykes further pled guilty to stealing a quantity of jewellery from Debenhams, Union Street, on February 24, and an amplifier speaker from Kenny’s Music on The Green on October 11 2017.
He also admitted stealing food from Farmfoods on George Street and shouting, swearing and making threats on April 2.
Fiscal depute Gavin Letford said Dykes was spotted by a member of staff at Farmfoods concealing a “large bag of crisps” before immediately walking towards the exit.
He added: “He was stopped by a member of staff and the bag of crisps was recovered from him.” However, he began to “shout and swear at the member of staff and stated ‘I will slit your throat’.”
Defence agent Tony Burgess said his client had “difficulties with alcohol”.
Sheriff Philip Mann ordered Dykes, of Virginia Street, Aberdeen, to be supervised for nine months.