A Dalmuir thief was caught after stealing three £100 barbecues from the same Clydebank shop in the space of two days.

Cameron Muir carried out five separate thefts at the Wilko store in the Clyde Shopping Centre in the space of less than a fortnight.

Muir, of Overtoun Court, had been granted bail by a court just three weeks before the incidents – and was still on bail at the time of the offences.

The 43-year-old appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court for sentencing last week.

He had previously pleaded guilty to stealing one barbecue from the store on May 23, 2019, and two more the following day.

He also admitted stealing two suitcases from the shop on May 28, and a quantity of glasses, which he pilfered on June 3.

A court hearing on October 6 was told that the items Muir had stolen had been worth more than £400 in total, and that none of them had since been recovered.

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Muir’s defence solicitor said his client had a long history of drug abuse but was “ashamed of his conduct”. 

He said Muir had been in the “grip of heroin” from the age of 18 into his 30s.
However, the lawyer said his client had been drug-free since December 2019.

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry deferred sentence until January 2021 for Muir to be of good behaviour and for a supplementary report from social workers. 

Muir will be permitted not to attend January’s hearing if he is able to get into a residential treatment facility before then.