Larbert thief had t-shirt down trousers and PlayStation controllers in socks

A thief was caught with a t-shirt stuffed down his trousers and PlayStation controllers hidden in his socks.

By Herald Reporter
Monday, 23rd November 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 11:23 am

John Ramsay (29), 7 Haining Terrace, Whitecross, was found by police at the scene of the crime in St George’s Court, Larbert on February 16, 2019.

Ramsary, who appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, also tried to steal tobacco and photographs from the property.

Officers received a call in relation to a man seen within a common close at flats in St George’s Court.

John Ramsay, of Whitecross, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The door had been left open and Ramsay was inside on his own.

Procurator fiscal depute Kristina Kelly said: “Officers spoke with him and asked who he was and whose flat it was.

“He stated he was saying nothing before speaking to his lawyer. He also stated he was there at a party but couldn’t provide further information.

“The accused was arrested and searched. On his person, police found chewing tobacco tubs and a shirt concealed down his trouser leg.

“In each of his socks was a PlayStation controller.

“Just before 3am the following day, a witness contacted police. He found his front door insecure. It’s understood the lock snib had been forcibly opened.

“Items were strewn around. A PlayStation console had been wrapped in a duvet cover which appeared to be for ease of removal.

“There had also been three photographs removed from the locus, two of which were found in a grass area near to the locus.”

The court heard Ramsay has one previous theft conviction.

As he has recently moved address, Sheriff Derek Livingston called for a fresh restriction of liberty order assessment and deferred sentence until December 3.

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