A Motherwell man broke into his local supermarket three times in a matter of months.
John Dyet used the same method to gain entry each time – forcing a door open – but didn’t manage to steal anything.
Dyet, 36, of Merry Street, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week.
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He admitted breaking into Asda in Watson Street with intent to steal on August 8, November 29 and November 30 last year.
Dyet also admitted stealing a trampoline from the store on August 8 and a washing machine from a flat in McClurg Court, Motherwell, on December 6.
After studying background reports, Sheriff Moira MacKenzie put him on a drug treatment and testing order that will run for a year.
She praised the accused for co-operating with a preliminary assessment for the programme, but warned:
“If you fail to comply with the order an alternative sentence is likely to be imposed.”