A teenage car thief who stole vehicles worth thousands of pound told a sheriff his crimes gave him a “buzz”.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, previously appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted committing a string of offences over four days in June.
He stole motors worth a total of £35,000, and also broke into a house in Aberdeen and took a set of car keys, a laptop computer and two watches.
Sentence had been deferred on the repeat offender until yesterday when he appeared before Sheriff Graeme Napier and asked for a hand-written note to be handed up to the bench.
The court heard the youth had tried to explain his offending and claimed he committed the crimes for the adrenaline rush.
Sheriff Napier said he was concerned about the teenager’s attitude and the fact he seemed to be easily influenced by his peers.
And he called for a further report to assess his suitability for the Venture Trust Project.
The sheriff said the young offender needed to find other ways of gaining excitement in his life and suggested the programme may help.
Sentence was deferred until later this month.
The court previously heard the youth broke into a home in Concraig Park at Kingswells and stole a number of items, before going on to steal a Hyundai Santa Fe from outside the property.
He also admitted being on the grounds of an address in Concraig Park with the intention of committing theft, and stealing a power cable and bank card from a car in the same street.
The also took two cars from an address in Cairncry Avenue.
The court heard the value of the goods taken during the crime spree, between June 22-26 this year was £35,500.
The Hyundai was later found abandoned in Provost Rust Drive.