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Member of staff sentenced for breaking into station - Garrowhill

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A man has been sentenced after he made a copy of a station key and broke in, stealing thousands of pounds.

Ian Cunningham, aged 60, of New Road in Glenboig, pleaded guilty to theft by opening lockfast place at Glasgow Sheriff Court on 6 March.

He was sentenced to 280 hours of unpaid work and a six month restriction of liberty order at the same court on 3 April.

Cunningham was employed by Scotrail and, on 25 February last year, left work with the safe key to Garrowhill station in his possession.

He then went to a key cutting shop and got the key copied.

That night, Cunningham broke into the station, stole £2,499.90 from within the safe and took £150 from staff lockers.

Investigating officer Det Con Neil Adams said: “Cunningham breached his position of trust stealing from colleagues and members of public who had handed money over to him.

“I am pleased the accused will be doing a substantial amount of unpaid work to give back to the community.”

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