Sex shop thief who stole lingerie faces jail

Neilson smashed his way into the Desire sex shop in Dundee. Picture: Google Maps

Neilson smashed his way into the Desire sex shop in Dundee. Picture: Google Maps

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A THIEF who smashed down the window of a sex shop and made off with a horde of kinky heels and lingerie was today facing a jail term.

William Neilson smashed his way into the Desire adult store in Dundee’s Albert Street by breaking through the window with a brick at 4am last Thursday.

“When he was apprehended police witnesses recovered a pair of knickers from the accused’s hand”

Eilidh Robertson, Fiscal Depute

Neighbours heard the racket and called police who spotted him on CCTV.

Neilson was seen reaching through the broken window and picking up a series of sexy items - before taking a bin bag from a nearby bin and going back for more.

When he was chased by police he made off - and was eventually caught with a pair of pants in his hand.

Cops later found a stash of almost £200 worth of knickers, bras, and high heeled shoes - understood to be rubber stilettos - that the 42-year-old had taken.

Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told Dundee Sheriff Court: “The locus is an adult clothing and accessories shop and has two large window displays.

“The accused carried items into Raglan Street, Dundee, where he removed a plastic bag from a bin and placed the stolen items within, before leaving it beside the bin.

“As police stopped beside the accused he looked at them and immediately ran and was pursued on foot.

“When he was apprehended police witnesses recovered a pair of knickers from the accused’s hand.

“Police were directed towards some large bins in Raglan Street where police recovered a quantity of lingerie and shoes from beside the bins.

“They were identified as being from the store and valued at £187.70.

“The damage to the window was £570.”

Neilson, 42, of Dundee, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft.

Sheriff Alistair Brown deferred sentence until later this month for social work background reports.

Neilson was remanded in custody.

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