Car thief arrested after crime spree

A man who stole three cars from a garage in Grimsby has been arrested after he crashed one of the vehicles near a local pub.

On Saturday night (12 April) a man, 25, who has not been named, stole three vehicles from Brighowgate Car Garage, the Grimsby Telegraph reported. The next morning he tried to steal parcels from a delivery van before driving away in what turned out to be one of the stolen cars.

The stolen Rover was then involved in another incident shortly after when the man filled it with petrol then drove away without paying. The man was eventually caught when the black Rover crashed near the Halfway House pub in North Thoresby.

This man clearly rode his luck by not only stealing the vehicles but also then committing numerous other offences while driving the car. As ever, stories like this serve as a reminder to car dealerships and garages to make sure they have motor trade insurance to cover them against the theft of vehicles they have on site.

The serial offender was taken to hospital following his car crash on Sunday and his condition is not thought to be serious. He is also being connected with a burglary at the Sports and Social Club in Blossom Way that same morning.

Terry Ball, community policing inspector for Lincolnshire Police, praised officers following the arrest tweeting: “Good Spot! Humbs prolific offender arrested North Thoresby after crashing stolen vehicle from Humbs burglary. Good team work.”