Man jailed after stealing £6,000 worth of power tools from Peterborough firm

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

Monday, 9th April 2018, 5:16 pm
Updated Monday, 9th April 2018, 5:21 pm
Court News

John Langley, 38, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday (April 4) after pleading guilty to burglary, possession of a knife and obstructing a constable.

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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 £5,900.

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

Langley was jailed for 10 months for burglary and two months for possession of a knife, to be served concurrently. There was no separate penalty for obstructing a police officer.