ELY: Teenager Dumps Number Plates Down A Drain After Stealing Petrol
TEENAGE thief Ben Price was caught dumping a pair of vehicle number plates in a drain after driving away from a petrol station without paying for diesel. Earlier in the day Price had stolen a set of plates from a car parked in the Tesco store car park in
TEENAGE thief Ben Price was caught dumping a pair of vehicle number plates in a drain after driving away from a petrol station without paying for diesel.
Earlier in the day Price had stolen a set of plates from a car parked in the Tesco store car park in Ely, city magistrates heard on Thursday.
Price, 19, of Hale Fen, Littleport, admitted stealing number plates and failing to pay for �31.10 worth of fuel from the Tesco filling station the same day on January 5.
He also admitted stealing a set of number plates from another car parked at Tesco on December 27, and stealing a basket of groceries from the BP garage in Ely on March 29.
You may also want to watch:
Prosecutor Laura Mardell told the court how Price was spotted by someone working at the business park near Tesco on January 5.
"He saw Price remove number plates from a van and place both plates down a nearby drain," she said. "The number plates were recovered, and forensic science officers retrieved a finger print from a plate, that matched the defendant."
- 1 Restaurant launches bright pink ‘selfie areas’ ahead of reopening
- 2 Throwback to places and faces of Ely's past
- 3 Dispersal order to tackle aggressive begging, street drinking and thefts
- 4 Jail for man caught carrying meat cleaver in public after missing tools argument
- 5 Residents ‘left without a voice’ over anti-social car park behaviour
- 6 Businesses reopen as lockdown restrictions ease
- 7 Boy George and Culture Club announce Audley End concert
- 8 Boat club president inspires students days after race
- 9 Freemasons make cash donation to support hospital cancer patients
- 10 Photos of the Week: Views along the river and sun-kissed skylines
On March 29 Price paid for �5 worth of fuel from the BP garage in Ely, and then walked out of the store with a basket full of stolen items.
The teenager later handed himself in to police, and admitted the offences.
Representing himself in court, unemployed Price apologised for his behaviour.
He was ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work, to run concurrently with his current 100-hour work order, and he must pay a total of �99.89 compensation and �60 costs.