A thief caught stealing a £3000 bottle of cognac from a bar claimed to police he worked there.
Alexander Reid, 48, was arrested inside The Citizen in Glasgow city centre last October 22.
Prosecutor Mark Allan told Glasgow Sheriff Court: “He had made his way to the fridges and retrieved bottles of alcohol.
“This included Remy Martin Louis XIII Prestige Cognac – valued at £2950, two bottles of Dom Perignon champagne, a bottle of Moet as well as Belvedere vodka.”
Reid, who used a crowbar to get in, was soon spotted by police.
Mr Allan added: “He opened the door and briefly pretended he was a barman before he showed the officers the bag next to the door.
“This was full of the alcohol and he was arrested.”
On Thursday, Reid pleaded guilty to the break-in and will be sentenced next month.
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