Man, 24, admits shop thefts
A man has admitted a string of thefts from shops in a north-east town.
Stewart Ritchie stole cosmetics, alcohol and a bracelet from stores in Peterhead between November 19 and December 6.
The 24-year-old targeted Semichem and H Samuel on Drummers Corner.
He also stole from Superdrug on Marischal Street and the Morrisons supermarket.
Ritchie also behaved in a threatening and abusive manner by shouting and threatening Sergejs Makejevs on Back Street, Peterhead on December 6.
He appeared at Peterhead Sheriff Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to eight offences.
Ritchie, of no fixed abode, was bailed and will return to court for sentencing in January.