Woman placed baby in Toys R Us display pram and walked out of shop

Toys R Us at the Kingsway West Retail Park
Toys R Us at the Kingsway West Retail Park

A woman walked into a Dundee shop, placed a baby in a pram, and then pushed the pram out of the shop.

Dundee Sheriff Court heard the pram Terri Ewan, 31, stole from Toys R Us was worth £300.

Fiscal depute Muhammad Sadiq told the court the theft took place on April 25 last year.

The fiscal said: “Staff at Toys R Us noticed a pram was no longer on display and searched the shop for it.

“They couldn’t find it anywhere. CCTV was reviewed and the accused was seen to enter the locus holding a baby, place the baby in the pram and thereafter leave the locus with the pram.”

Solicitor David Duncan, defending, told the court Ewan had previous convictions for crimes of dishonesty.

Mr Duncan said: “She was experiencing a number of personal issues at the time.

“She was struggling on a methadone prescription and supplementing that, which led to mental health problems and she was prescribed anti-depressants.

“This, essentially, was a return to her former way of life, without much in the way of explanation.”

Ewan, of St Dennis Terrace, pleaded guilty to one charge against her.

She admitted stealing a pram from Toys R Us, Kingsway West Retail Park, on April 25 last year.

Sentence was deferred until February 24 for reports and a restriction of liberty order assessment.