A burglar left police a clue to his identity after he stole computer laptops from a Town Hall...his own CV !
Ashley McGarry left his personal profile which he had just printed out on a desk where he had stolen a computer from in Manchester Town Hall.
The 22-year-old admitted the theft of three computers, a carrying bag and a lock worth £3,805 when he appeared at Blackpool magistrates court.
McGarry of Selby Street, Beswick, Manchester, was jailed for 25 weeks by District Judge Jeff Brailsford.
He admitted burgling the Town Hall.
He also admitted a joint charge with his twin Benjamin of using their own mother’s bank card to commit fraud in Poulton.
He also admitted assaulting a police sergeant who was trying to arrest him for being drunk and disorderly outside a bar on Canal Street, Manchester.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, said that Ashley McGarry had gone into the Town Hall library section to use a computer to update his CV.
He was then tempted to go around the building’s seven floors using the lifts and stairs and at the same time stole the three laptops from desks.
Polcie were called in and found the CV on one of the desks where McGarry had lost it by mistake.
Paul Scully, defending, said: “My client has a criminal record. And this will not stand out as one of the cleverest or sophisticated of crimes.”