A 36-year-old man who snatched a bundle of £5 notes from a shop till has been placed on supervision for the next 16 months at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Bradley Pedder of Gourlays Wynd, Duns, pleaded guilty to stealing £85 in cash from the Co-operative store in Eyemouth on June 29.

The court heard how Pedder had gone into the shop to buy cigarettes and then said he did not have any money.

He then tried to buy cigarette papers and handed over a penny coin which he wanted put in the till.

When the till was opened by the 18-year-old shop assistant, Pedder grabbed a bundle of £5 notes and ran off.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said the incident was captured on CCTV. He added £10 was recovered but £75 was still missing.

Defence lawyer Ross Dow said his client was "very remorseful" and had written a letter of apology to the shop.

Sheriff Peter Paterson imposed a 16-months Community Pay Back order with supervision and a drug treatment requirement as an alternative to a prison sentence.