Thief compelled his means into Glasgow shut and stole tenting chair


A man broke down a closed door and stole a camp chair.

A witness was in his living room at his Partick home when he heard a loud bang just before midnight on January 15, 2022.

He looked outside and spotted someone outside the door trying to force the door open.

This was Alexander Keith, aged 38, who appeared in Glasgow Sheriff Court for sentencing last week.

Keith was seen gaining access to the closure and going inside. The man raised the alarm among other neighbors.

A woman exited her apartment and saw Keith walking around picking up items.

The police were called. The two neighbors stayed to keep an eye on Keith, but he left before the police arrived.

He was found nearby while carrying a large plastic bag and a camp chair. The items were taken from him and returned to the residents of the hermitage.

One of them confirmed that the camp chair had been in the common room.

Keith was not warned and charged because of his intoxicated state.

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Sheriff Valerie Mays said: “Alarming for the people who live there.

“I am willing to deal with this by restricting the order of freedom.”

Keith was ordered to remain at his home in Maryhill for 135 days between 8pm and 7am as a direct alternative to confinement.