A serial thief has been jailed after making a getaway on a child’s ride-on toy he stole from Halfords.

Heroin addict David McGregor, 48, took the toy from his local branch of the bike shop in Perth, ­planning to sell it for drug money.

McGregor has a string of convictions to his name and a reputation for bungling his crimes.

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He once swallowed jewellery when he was caught robbing a ­homeowner, then broke his hip trying to escape.

He was jailed in 2018 when he left his rucksack behind after robbing a charity shop.

At Perth Sheriff Court last week, he was sentenced to eight months after admitting the Halfords raid in April last year.