A man who admitted stealing watches and bank cards before going on a rampage with a bicycle in a homeless hostel has been jailed.
Alan Rachwal, 27, was indicted on four charges, committed on June 15 this year at different addresses in the city.
He firstly stole a quantity of keys, two watches and a wallet containing bank cards and driving licences from a property in Blaikies Mews.
Rachwal, a prisoner at Perth, also broke into a house occupied by Kenneth Crooks at Thornbank Court with the intention to steal.
Rachwal then broke open a door at Transform, Soapwork Lane, causing damage.
He then began repeatedly throwing a bicycle at a window within close proximity of staff, before pulling a secure entry door while shouting and swearing.
Rachwal, who appeared from custody, also banged on locked shutters with his fists and with a pair of pliers as well as repeatedly demanding entry to the premises.
Solicitor Douglas McConnell told Sheriff Lorna Drummond that Rachwal committed these offences after purchasing Valium.
Sheriff Drummond said: “You have a lengthy record and you have been sent to prison for quite a lengthy period of time.
“I am hoping you are going to use this time in prison to your advantage.”
Rachwal was jailed for 16 months, backdated to June 18.