Man admits shop ram raid
Court: Car was stolen and reversed into store, causing £7,000 of damage
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