A man who admitted committing nine break-ins across Dundee and stealing goods worth £8,000 has been jailed.
Shane Reilly, 21, committed the offences over three weeks in order to fund a college course to become an architect because he wasn’t eligible for student loans or bursaries.
Dundee Sheriff Court previously heard that Reilly and a group of associates broke into premises in the Charleston and Menzieshill areas between September 29 and October 22 last year.
Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told the court: “From September 29 to October 22 there was a series of thefts by housebreaking at commercial premises predominately in the Charleston and Menzieshill areas of Dundee.
“CCTV revealed there was a group of males committing these offences.
“After reviewing CCTV evidence, the accused was identified and a search warrant for his address was granted.”
Reilly was sentenced to a total of 26 months in jail with a 12-month supervised release order once he leaves prison.