Thief broke into man’s flat as he went to collect food delivery

Alan Galbraith was caught with a suitcase containing a PlayStation 5 at the property in Glasgow in September.

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Guilty: Alan Galbraith stole a Playstation 5 and a watch from the property.

A thief who broke into a man’s flat as he went to collect a food delivery has been jailed for 20 months.

Alan Galbraith was caught with a suitcase containing a PlayStation 5 in the property on Ingram Street, Glasgow on September 16 2021.

The 49-year-old was also found with a Hugo Boss watch that he had hidden in his clothing.

He had earlier taken advantage of resident David McCartney leaving the door unlocked to check on the delivery.

Galbraith pled guilty to theft at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

The court heard David McCartney, Alexander McCartney and Andrew McCartney were at the flat watching a football match on the day of the offence.

Prosecutor Sarah Latta stated that David left the flat to check if a food delivery had arrived.

She said: “He closed the door but didn’t lock it.

“As he went to the main entrance to the building, he saw Galbraith lingering about the foyer area.”

After David returned to the foyer, he noticed Galbraith was no longer there.

Ms Latta added: “As David returned to the flat, he found Galbraith who was in possession of a suitcase which belonged to Andrew.

“In it, Andrew recovered his PlayStation 5 that was removed from the games room and the console was broken.”

The homeowners kept Galbraith in the flat as they waited for police to arrive.

Officers found Galbraith sitting in the hallway of the flat and he was arrested.

A search of Galbraith’s body recovered the Hugo Boss watch which also belonged to Andrew.

Ms Latta said: “The value of the items were £700 and there was a full recovery.”

Paul McCormack, defending, told the court Galbraith has no recollection of the incident due to his state of intoxication.