A SERIAL shoplifter worked his way around stores in Alloa, including four times at the same supermarket.

The culprit, Alexander Coyle, of Scott Crescent, Alloa, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court after admitting a string of offences.

On June 8, at Tesco, Alloa, he stole a quantity of headphones and cleaning items, before then taking cleaning items from B&M, Hiltonhawk Way, two days later.

Then, on June 11, he stole homeware items from Tesco, and a quantity of tools from Farmfoods, Shillinghill, the following day.

He returned to Tesco on June 14, where he took stole bedding sets, before a stealing a quantity of headphones and candles from the same store on July 8.

Sheriff Neil Bowie called for reports and Coyle, 36, will be sentenced on October 5.