Thief who stole from ho­tel and game ar­cade jailed for six years

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A THIEF who stole from a four-star ho­tel has been jailed for six years.

Kevin Shand, 35, was cap­tured on CCTV wan­der­ing in a cor­ri­dor and the staff room at the Mal­mai­son Ho­tel in Ed­in­burgh.

Po­lice were called in af­ter a num­ber of thefts from the ho­tel, with miss­ing items, in­clud­ing a hand­bag con­tain­ing a purse, sun­glasses, bank cards and a pass­port, a £750 bike and a safe.

Shand, who was seen on CCTV rid­ing the bike away from the ho­tel, ad­mit­ted steal­ing the items from the ho­tel on May 11.

He also ad­mit­ted at the High Court in Glas­gow rob­bing Cashino ar­cade in Leith Walk, Ed­in­burgh, of £3,874.15 on May 15 while armed with a meat cleaver.

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