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Thief stole from Inverness restaurant


By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

An Inverness man has been bailed so the second part of a drug treatment and testing order (DTTO) assessment can be carried out.

Ryan McWilliams (33), of Baron Taylor’s Street, Inverness, was previously remanded pending sentence after admitting stealing wine and other items from Jimmy Chung’s restaurant in the city’s Bank Street on May 9.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard the restaurant was closed at the time due to the Covid-19 crisis and McWilliams removed a wooden panel over the previously damaged front door to gain access to the premises.

Fiscal depute David Morton said: “CCTV showed that McWilliams entered the premises at 16.45 and officers were able to identify him from footage. The restaurant manager had reported the break-in.

“He left at 17.12 carrying a bag for life which appeared to be full. The manager was only able to confirm that three bottles of wine valued at £45 had been stolen from a cupboard.”

The court heard McWilliams was arrested on May 11.

Sheriff Sara Matheson agreed to a request from defence solicitor advocate Shahid Latif that McWilliams be released from custody so the concluding part of his DTTO could be completed.

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