A hapless burglar who smashed the shop window of an erotic lingerie and accessories store in Dundee is facing jail time after he was found guilty in court.
William Neilson raided the sex shop Desire, which stocks lingerie brands like Beauty Night, Coquette and Dreamworld, and escaped with almost £200-worth of knickers, bras, and high heeled shoes – understood to be rubber stilettos, according to a report in The Scotsman newspaper.
He also caused damage to the store valued at close to £600.
Prosecutor Eilidh Robertson told Dundee Sheriff Court: “The locus is an adult clothing and accessories shop and has two large window displays.
“The accused carried items into Raglan Street, Dundee, where he removed a plastic bag from a bin and placed the stolen items within, before leaving it beside the bin.
“As police stopped beside the accused he looked at them and immediately ran and was pursued on foot. When he was apprehended police witnesses recovered a pair of knickers from the accused’s hand.
“Police were directed towards some large bins in Raglan Street where police recovered a quantity of lingerie and shoes from beside the bins.
“They were identified as being from the store and valued at £187.70. The damage to the window was £570.”
Neilson, who pleaded guilty to the theft, was remanded in custody and will be sentenced later this month.