Cambridgeshire thieves jailed so far in 2023, including in Peterborough, Cambridge and other parts of the county

Since the start of 2023, Cambridgeshire has seen all manner of crime, from drug dealing to murder, as police work around the clock to keep the county’s streets safe. Some commit crimes that leave people devastated while they take from others, often targeting the most vulnerable.

Several thieves have been jailed since January in the county. The courts have brought them to justice and put them behind bars.

Below is a list of some of the most prolific thieves to have been jailed so far this year:

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Stephen Whittington

Stephen Whittington(Image: Cambridgeshire Police)

A Peterborough thief has been jailed after he tried to flee a restaurant with bottles of alcohol he stole from behind the bar. Stephen Whittington, 41, stormed into Granary, on Ham Lane, in the early hours of October 19, armed with a knife, screwdriver and hammer.

A member of the public saw Whittington dragging himself behind the bar with a bag and reported him to police around 3:30 a.m. When he fled the restaurant with four bottles of spirits, he was met by two officers with tasers.

Whittington, of Whittlesey Road, Stanground, Peterborough, admitted to robbery, possession of a knife in a public place and failure to comply with Sex Offenders Register reporting requirements. He was jailed for 18 months.


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