Useless thief weeded out

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A BUNGLING bandit raided a garden shop because he mistakenly believed the name was linked to growing cannabis.

Keith Whitehead, 37, targeted Hydra in Tower Street, Leith, mistakenly thinking staff would be reluctant to inform the authorities, the High Court in Edinburgh heard.

Yesterday Whitehead, of Southfield Place, Edinburgh, was jailed for four years and nine months, after he pleaded guilty to assault and robbery on March 16 last year.