AN IRVINE thief who robbed money from his own gran was caged for more than a year.

Paul McIlroy, 36, admitted stealing his 82-year-old gran’s bankcard and taking £370 between July 4 August 8 this year.

McIlroy, of St Bride’s Place, then entered an unlocked car on Dickson Drive before stealing £10 and a battery worth £2.60 on September 27.

Sometime between the same evening and September 28 he admitted stealing £160 from a car in Katrine Place.

He robbed another unlocked vehicle the same night, stealing tools valued at £350 at Cairnsmore Way and money and clothes from another car worth £50 in Gigha Place – with £6 worth of bath products taken out another car in the street.

He then took cash and photos out another car worth £30 in Campsie Way before attempting to steal from another on the same street.

He also admitted breaching a court order when he was caught out his address after 7pm.

Defence solicitor Simon Brown said his client had an “unenviable record”, and had fallen back into addiction.

Sheriff Shirley Foran said she had “no alternative but a custodial sentence” after his “spectacular almighty collapse”.

He received a total of 14 months in prison, backdated to October 7 when he was remanded.