A thief stole from a local supermarket, saying he was “hungry”.
Barry Hayward, 32, of Howdenbank, admitted stealing food, light bulbs, and a razor from Sainsbury in Commercial Road, on March 8.
The stolen items, worth £26.89, were fully recovered.
Defence solicitor Iain Burke told Jedburgh Sheriff Court that Hayward “was hungry and had no food in the house.
“He took these things in a moment of madness,” he added.
Sentence was deferred until November 14.