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Car thief caught by DNA evidence

Blackpool Police

Blackpool Police

Scene of crime tests showed a man’s fingerprints in a car which had been broken into.

Phillip Jones, 22, of Devonshire Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to theft and two offences of failing to answer bail.

He was bailed for pre-sentence reports with all options including custody to be considered by Blackpool magistrates.

Andrea Fawcett, prosecuting, said a woman had her car, which was parked at The Sandcastle, broken into on September 24.

A mobile phone was among £798 of property stolen from it.

Forensic tests showed Jones’s fingerprints on the car.

Peter Manning, defending, said Jones admitted taking a £500 phone from the vehicle.

He sold it, keeping £40 for himself and giving £20 to a young man with him.

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