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A thief was caught after a relative posted a photo displayed his haul on snapchat.

Graham Martin of 3 Carnan Park, Shawbost, broke into snack kiosk at the pitch used by the local Westside Football Club in Barvas, Lewis.


The 20 year old took £20 worth of sweets and only £1 was recovered procurator fiscal Karen Snith told Stornoway Sheriff Court.


But member of his family boasted about the haul and uploaded a picture on social media.


David Teale said his client said it was a “thoughtless, stupid act.”


“He was hungry, the shop was shut and he had no money anyway,” added Mr Teale.


Martin was sentenced to a one year community payback order including 100 hours on unpaid community service work.


Sheriff David Sutherland also ordered him to pay £50 compensation at £5 per week


Break-in thief caught by Snapchat photo  

22 Sept 2017