PROPERTY stolen in two burglaries turned up at the home of a Blackpool man.
In one instance, Paul Edwards had been seen by a police sergeant as he rode a stolen mountain bike down the street.
Edwards had also handled an air compressor that had been taken in a burglary at the Blackpool and The Fylde College campus.
The 35-year-old, formerly of Beechwood Grove, Blackpool, had pleaded guilty to two charges of handling. A judge at Preston Crown Court placed him on six months’ supervision.
The mountain bike had been taken during a burglary from a shed on Fleetwood Road, Cleveleys, last September.
Edwards later told police it had bought it from a friend for £50.
He had also paid out some money for the air compressor which he thought would be useful for his interest of restoring classic minis.
The property was worth £1,000.
Michelle Brown, defending, said Edwards had, until the offences, been making good progress as regards staying out of trouble, since his release in March 2008 from a three-year sentence.