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Man Sentenced

A man has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to a serious of acquisitive crime related offences in the Dundee area.


Garry Myles, 20, admitted the charges which included theft by housebreakings, theft of motor vehicles, theft of tools from within vehicles and a serious assault.


Myles pleaded guilty to the offences on Friday, 10 November, and returned to Dundee Sheriff Court on Thursday, 16 November, where he received a combined sentence of five years.


Detective Constable David Fearn said: “Acquisitive crime can have a real impact on members of the public and I hope this outcome sends a clear message that it will not be tolerated in our community.

“We will continue focussing our efforts on disrupting this type of criminal activity and would encourage people to take the necessary steps to avoid falling victim to acquisitive crime.

“It is important to always lock your vehicles and remove keys and any valuables when it is unattended. We would also advise you to keep your homes secure at all times and identify an appropriate safe place to store keys to vehicles which is away from your front door.

“If you have any information or concerns about acquisitive crime in your area please contact Police Scotland on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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