De­ferred sen­tence for teen rob­ber

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - LOCAL NEWS -

A teenager had to be taken to hospi­tal af­ter in­jur­ing him­self while rob­bing a north-east shop.

Jay Alexan­der, 18, was seen re­peat­edly throw­ing a brick against the win­dow of Gaelo Jew­ellery in Al­ford.

He was ap­pre­hended by po­lice sev­eral hours later. But he had to be taken to Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary be­cause he had in­jured his right hand dur­ing the break-in.

They also searched Alexan­der’s house on East Gal­low Hill, Al­ford, where they found a small quan­tity of cannabis.

He con­fessed to the rob­bery, which took place on Jan­uary 2, and be­ing in pos­ses­sion of the drug, val­ued at £30, dur­ing an ear­lier ap­pear­ance at Aberdeen Sher­iff Court.

He re­turned yes­ter­day to be sen­tenced.

Sher­iff Philip Mann de­ferred sen­tenc­ing on the youth for nine months.

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