A BALLINGRY man who stole booze worth almost £400 from a store over two days has been given more jail time.

Steven Carruthers, 51, of Martin Crescent, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court from custody as he is presently serving a jail sentence for another matter.

He admitted that on December 16 last year, at the Co-op store, Bank Street, Lochgelly, he stole a quantity of alcohol.

Then, on December 17, at the same shop, he again stole a quantity of alcohol.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said Carruthers was identified after CCTV was viewed.

“On both occasions, he was seen on CCTV going into the shop and helping himself to bottles of alcohol,” she added.

On the first visit, the value of the alcohol stolen was £187.50 and the next day it was £204 and none of it was recovered.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said his client did not recall either incident. “He has had a significant drug problem for a significant period of time,” he added.

The court was told Carruthers was currently serving an 11-month jail term imposed in September.

Sheriff Charles Macnair imposed another 135 days in prison to be served consecutively to his current sentence.