Thief stole from Specsavers
A petty thief was told he “should not have gone to Specsavers” after he admitted walking into the Arbroath branch of the high street outlet and stealing a pair of glasses.
Michael Martin, 32, had only just been released from prison when he committed the offence on Wednesday.
Martin admitted entering the store in Arbroath’s Abbeygate Shopping Centre and leaving with the £45 glasses
Yesterday at Forfar Sheriff Court, Martin’s solicitor, Nick Markowski, told the court his client’s efforts could best be described as “amateuristic”
He said: “You will be aware of the advertising slogan of this business, well Mr Martin should not have gone to Specsavers.
“Some of his shoplifting is not as amateuristic as this.”
Sheriff Gregor Murray sentenced Martin to 60 days in prison.
A 36-year-old Kirriemuir woman admitted trying to steal a television.
Mandy Burke, of Jamieson’s Close, committed the crime at the Cooperative store in Roods, Kirriemuir, on June 17.
Forfar Sheriff Court was told Burke had taken Valium and did not know how she had found the strength to lift the television.
Deferring sentence until Thursday November 9, Sheriff Gregor Murray warned her: “Don’t think you are out of the woods yet.”