Bur­glar found hid­ing in the bushes

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

A man who stole power tools worth al­most £6,000 from a Peter­bor­ough builders mer­chants after us­ing a brick to smash a win­dow has been jailed for 10 months.

John Lan­g­ley, (38), of no fixed abode, was sen­tenced at Peter­bor­ough Crown Court last week after plead­ing guilty to bur­glary, pos­ses­sion of a knife and ob­struct­ing a con­sta­ble fol­low­ing the early morn­ing bur­glary. The court heard how Lan­g­ley broke into a builders mer­chants in Boon­gate, Peter­bor­ough at about 4.50am on March 9.

He used a brick to smash a win­dow and stole five power tools worth a com­bined to­tal of £5,900.

When of­fi­cers ar­rived Lan­g­ley was dis­cov­ered hid­ing in a bush with the tools. Dur­ing his ar­rest he told po­lice of­fi­cers he had a knife in his pocket.

At the court hear­ing last week, Lan­g­ley was jailed for 10 months for the bur­glary charge and two months for pos­ses­sion of a knife, with both sen­tences to be served con­cur­rently. There was no sep­a­rate penalty is­sued for ob­struct­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer.

Cam­bridgeshire po­lice have is­sued ad­vice on how to re­duce the chance of be­ing bur­gled. For details visit www.cambs.po­lice. uk/A-Z/Bur­glary

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