A thief who left blood and muddy footprints behind after breaking into a Banff barbers has been locked up.
Ian Thomson, 31, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty to breaking into Efes Barbers, Strait Path on January 3, and stealing a laptop and cash.
Fiscal depute Stephanie Ross told the court that Thomson, whose address was given as HMP Grampian, had smashed a window to access the property while it was closed over the holidays.
Thomson made off with the computer and £20 from the till.
The owner of the shop, who had not been back there since shutting on New Year’s Eve, returned the following day to find a broken window, blood spatters and muddy footprints.
He subsequently called the police who identified Thomson on the shop’s CCTV footage.
When they later searched his home, officers discovered clothes similar to those worn during the theft.
Defence agent Debbie Wilson said Thomson had been doing well and had been staying off drugs in prison.
She said his family, while disappointed at his offending, were supportive of him for the most part.
Sheriff Graham Buchanan ordered Thomson to complete the remaining 393 days of a previous sentence.
He also jailed him for a further nine months.