A MAN who committed a string of offences including stealing poppers, assaulting a shop worker and stealing from cars, has been jailed.

Jamie Andrews appeared from custody at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to several crimes between September and December last year.

On September 14, Andrews was found in the curtilage of Blythswood Court and Brown Street, in Glasgow’s city centre, with the intent to steal.

He also struck a vehicle with a rock and pulled on its handles in an attempt to force open the lock, also with the intent to steal.

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The court heard: “A security guard observed the accused, who appeared to be loitering near to a vehicle. The accused went to the passenger side and threw a rock at the passenger window.

“The security guard called the police to report the incident and observed the accused make his way down the road and climb the fence of a secure car park.”

Meanwhile, on November 25, Andrews stole £20 and two phone chargers from a van on Cartcraigs Road, Pollokshaws.

He was then caught pulling car door handles of vehicles with the intent to steal on Harriet Place. Andrews was also found in the curtilage of Kerry Place with the intent to steal.

The court heard: “At around 3pm, a witness observed the accused hanging around and acting suspicious. The accused approached her and asked her for £1 for a bus, which she gave him.

“He then approached a vehicle and leaned against it and put his hand on the handle. The woman challenged him and phoned to inform her father about the male. Her father watched from his window and the accused continued the behaviour. He contacted police.”

The 22-year-old, whose address was listed as homeless accommodation, stole two bottles of poppers from Central News, Union Street, before assaulting an employee at the store by pushing him on the body.

The procurator fiscal depute said: “On December 5, police officers were on foot patrol near the shop and observed an altercation between two males.

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“The accused made off and it became clear the other man was the manager of the store. Police officers gave chase, and the accused was apprehended on Howard Street. He was placed under caution and was arrested at 11.55pm.”

The following day, Andrews was charged with forcing open the lock of a vehicle and stealing an umbrella on Carnoustie Street in the city’s Tradeston. He also attempted to force open the window of a car, as well as its lock.

On December 15, Andrews stole around £10 worth of alcohol from Lidl on Jamaica Street.

His solicitor advised that his client is currently serving a sentence of 12 months in relation to another matter.

He added: “He was very much out of control during the period of these offences. He was gripped by addiction issues and psychosis. Since arriving at Barlinnie, his demeanour has very much improved. He is no longer hearing the voices and he has a clear head. He is keen to have these matters resolved.”

Sheriff Daniel Kelly ordered Andrews to serve 80 days in prison, that will run consecutively with his current sentence for one of the charges.

In regards to another charge, sentences was deferred for five months for Andrews to be of good behaviour when he is released from prison.

He was admonished and dismissed in relation to the remaining charges.