Man ad­mits shop ram raid

Court: Car was stolen and re­versed into store, caus­ing £7,000 of dam­age

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY CHRIS JAFFRAY

A man has ad­mit­ted be­ing in­volved in the ram raid of a north-east shop which caused £7,000 worth of dam­age.

Christo­pher Lee Che­ungMcDonough, 20, while act­ing with oth­ers, struck when he found a car left un­se­cured on Queens Road in Aberdeen on July 1.

In the early hours of the fol­low­ing morn­ing, po­lice were called to Main Street in New­burgh and dis­cov­ered the front of the Cost­cut­ter store had been ex­ten­sively dam­aged.

The ve­hi­cle was later seen on CCTV driv­ing down the street be­fore re­turn­ing and re­vers­ing into the front of the shop.

Two men who could not be iden­ti­fied were sub­se­quently seen go­ing into the shop and steal­ing lager and vodka. The car was later found aban­doned in Old Aberdeen.

Che­ung-McDonough con­fessed to theft of the ve­hi­cle and break­ing into the shop dur­ing an ap­pear­ance at Aberdeen Sher­iff Court yes­ter­day.

Fis­cal de­pute Colin Neil­son said: “£78 of al­co­hol was stolen, the dam­age to the shop is ap­prox­i­mately £7,000.”

Sher­iff Wil­liam Sum­mers de­ferred sen­tence on the inmate at HMP Pol­mont to ob­tain re­ports.

DAM­AGE: The af­ter­math of the in­ci­dent at Cost­cut­ter, New­burgh, in which a car stolen in Aberdeen was used

Christo­pher Lee Che­ungMcDonough

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