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Thief jailed after stealing wallet from car in Peterborough

23 Sep 2021

A convicted thief has been jailed after admitting stealing a wallet from a car in Peterborough earlier this month (September).

Dan O’Callahaghan, 33, was spotted hanging around vehicles in a private car park in Park Road on 8 September.

The owner of one of the cars went outside to confront O’Callahaghan when he found him sat in the driver’s seat.

He was challenged and initially claimed it was his car before running from the scene, but was followed and detained by the victim in nearby Stanley Recreation Ground before we were called.

O’Callahaghan was initially arrested and charged with interfering with a vehicle however the charge was later changed to theft from a motor vehicle on discovering a wallet had been stolen from the car.

Following his arrest, O’Callahaghan, of Elizabeth Court in Eastfield, was recalled to prison, after having previously served time for thefts and possession of a knife in public.

He admitted the charged at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (16 September), where he was sentenced to eight weeks in prison.

Advice on how to best protect your vehicle from thieves can be found on our website here.

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