Bow and arrow housebreaker behind bars


A Dunfermline man went on a crime spree, breaking into a house and committing a series of shoplifting offences. 

Jason Mooney (25) appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and admitted a string of charges. 

These included breaking into a man’s home a stealing a variety of possessions. 

He drew suspicion when he returned to his hostel carrying a bow and arrow. 

On 6th August Mooney stole DVDs from Asda, St Leonards Street. 

On 14th August at the Co-op, Shamrock Street, he stole foodstuffs. 

On 24th August, he broke into a house in Bridge Street and stole medication, an ornament, a quantity of musical instruments, a bow, a quantity of arrows, tools and money. 

On 6th October, at Asda, Halbeath Retail Park, he stole seven DVDs. 

On 9th November at Asda, St Leonards Street, he stole a bluetooth speaker. 

He also breached a bail condition not to enter that store. 

Depute fiscal Sarah Lumsden said that the door of the housebreaking victim was seen to have been forced in by a neighbour. The stolen musical instruments included cow-bells. 

Later that day, police received information that Mooney had been seen at the James Bank Hostel carrying a bow and arrows as well as a bag of coins which he dropped on the floor. 

Police searched his room and found the stolen items. 

The court heard Mooney is already on a drug treatment and testing order. 

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and told Mooney, “These are very serious offences.” Mooney was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 19th June.


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