A brazen thief was caught on camera running with a till he stole from a chip shop.
Registered sex offender Kyle Leonard was jailed after breaking into the Stobbie Chippy on Dura Street and the Co-Op on Albert Street last November.
The 22-year-old was spotted throwing the till over a wall on Albert Street after previously forcing his way into the shop.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard that Leonard was spotted on CCTV before 5am leaving the Co-Op empty-handed, having broken into the shop.
At around 5am, a member of the public walking along Cardean Street passed two men, one later revealed to be Leonard, carrying a rucksack which made a noise that sounded like loose change.
Fiscal depute Laura Bruce said: “At around 5.25am, another member of the public at the corner of Kemback Street saw them walking towards the corner, one with a till on his shoulder.
“He was seen to throw the till over a back wall on Albert Street.”
Police viewed CCTV from the nearby area and Leonard was seen running while carrying the till into a close on Albert Street, where he was living at the time.
As well as £500 in cash inside the till, Leonard made off with a metal box containing £200.
Leonard pleaded guilty on indictment to forcibly removing a joint between doors and trying to break into the Co-Op with intent to steal on November 7 or 8.
He admitted breaking into the chip shop and stealing a quantity of cash and a till.
Solicitor Douglas McConnell said that following his release from prison 14 months ago, Leonard had been studying hairdressing but was high on valium at the time of the offence.
Sheriff Alastair Brown sentenced Leonard to 11 months and two weeks in prison.