A Cinderella thief, that was caught after he left his footwear behind at the scene of among his criminal activities, was the other day jailed.

Andrew Scott, 19, broke in to 2 houses in Monifieth as well as Dundee, netting ₤ 8,000 worth of jewellery, cash money and also tech items.

But he was captured after the proprietors of one of the homes returned from holiday and discovered a trainer coming from the criminal.

Yesterday a sheriff told him there was “no alternative” to a prison sentence and locked Scott up for 10 months.

Dundee Sheriff Court listened to Scott initially targeted a home in Panmurefield Road, Monifieth, while the residents were away.

He smashed his way in with a patio area home window prior to assisting himself to products consisting of a smart phone, a tv, jewellery, cash money and watches.

A laptop computer, aftershave and fragrance, a wi-fi hub as well as an external hard disk drive were additionally taken. The BT Wi-fi hub was the only thing recouped.

When the owners went back to their residence and discovered their back patio area window wrecked, they discovered a shoe– a product connected back to Scott.

Scott likewise confessed taking from a second residence on Loganlee Terrace, Dundee, owned by a 76-year-old female.

The OAP had gone to bed when Scott stole her bag containing ₤ 5.

Scott, of Dundee, begged guilty to costs of burglary, house-breaking and breaching bail conditions imposed on him at Forfar Sheriff Court.

Defence solicitor John Boyle said Scott had actually devoted the offences when he was 18 yet that he currently had a previous conviction for a previous theft.

Sheriff Alastair Carmichael said: “There’s no alternative sentence aside from custody.”