A man has appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court charged with breaking into and stealing from 10 takeaway restaurants and newsagents during a three-week Tayside crime spree.
Shane Reilly, of the city’s Orleans Place, appeared in private from custody before Sheriff Derek Reekie on Monday afternoon to face 16 charges in total.
Reilly, 21, made no plea and was denied bail.
All but one of the 16 charges relate to breaking into shops and stealing items or attempting to steal from them.
It is alleged that on September 29, Reilly tried to force open a metal shutter at the Tandoori Hut on Dundee’s Craigowan Road and Dino’s take-away on Brownhill Road with the intent to steal.
On the same date, it is alleged Reilly broke into the Brownhill News Costcutters store on Brownhill Road and stole a quantity of alcohol and tobacco products. He is also accused of committing the same offence on the same day at the Charleston Supermarket on the city’s Craigmount Road.
On October 5, it is alleged Reilly broke into the Azaad Tandoori restaurant on Main Street in Invergowrie and stole £120, a tablet computer and an iPhone 7.
On October 6, Reilly is accused of breaking into the Golden Sky Chinese take-away on Buttar’s Loan, Dundee, stealing a cash register drawer and a television.
It is further alleged Reilly broke into Paperchase Wholesale on Nobel Road on the Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate, Dundee, on October 8, where he stole £400, tobacco grinders, e-cigarettes and accessories and a number of toy guns.
On the same date it is alleged Reilly attempted to break into the Keystore on Dunholm Road, Dundee, with the intent to steal. He is accused of trying to do the same thing at the same shop on October 12 by removing a metal frame and attempting to open the fire door, again with the intent to steal.
On October 15 and 17, Reilly is accused of breaking into the Tesco supermarket on South Road, Dundee, stealing a cash drawer containing an unknown sum of money, a large quantity of electrical items, aftershave and alcohol.
Also on October 17, Reilly is accused of forcing open a window and attempting to break into Paperchase Wholesale, with the intent to steal.
Finally, it is alleged Reilly broke into the Scotmid supermarket on Main Street, Invergowrie, stealing cash, alcohol and tobacco products.
Defence solicitor Kris Gilmartin motioned for bail, which was refused and Reilly was returned to custody.
He will appear again at Dundee Sheriff Court within the next eight days.