A MAN has been charged after he allegedly broke into a Dundee flat and stole more than a dozen items, including sex toys.
Charles Jamieson, 34, of Hilltown Court, appeared in private at the city’s sheriff court in connection with the incident, which is alleged to have taken place on December 8.
The raid is said to have happened at a property in Constitution Street.
Jamieson is charged with breaking into the flat and stealing two televisions, an electric guitar and an acoustic guitar.
It’s also claimed he made off with a games console, a portable games console and DVDs.
In addition, Jamieson is charged with stealing a hammer, sex toys, a packet of tablets, a computer hard drive, a laptop, contact lenses, hair clippers and a passport, from within the property.
During an appearance on petition at Dundee Sheriff Court, Jamieson made no plea or declaration in relation to the charge.
The case was continued for further investigation.
Jamieson was remanded in custody meantime.
New figures show that, in the first half of this year, between April and September, there were more than 250 alleged housebreakings in Dundee reported to police.
A total of 262 incidents were passed to officers — up from 245 for the same period last year.
Of those, 122 were reported as break-ins or attempted break-ins to homes in the city.
A further 62 were alleged to have happened at non-domestic properties.
And there were 78 reported break-ins at other locations.
As of September, just 26.7% of the total housebreakings registered in Dundee had been detected by police.
The rate for domestic housebreakings, however, was lower at 19.7%.
Across the city there were more than 2,000 “group three” crimes — which includes all types of alleged theft like shoplifting, vehicle crimes, and theft by opening a lockfast place.