A man who was wanted for stealing bicycles in Peterborough has been jailed for three years after officers discovered stolen property at his home.
Police had gone to arrest David Creasey at his home in Church Wainwright, Werrington, Peterborough, on July 2 on suspicion of stealing two bikes and an attempted theft from a car.
He had been seen on CCTV stealing the bikes from Hereward Cross on June 27 and July 1.
But on searching the address, officers found a bicycle, iPad, iPhone, purse and handbag all taken from a home in Church Street, Werrington, the previous night (July 1).
Creasey, 38, pleaded guilty to burglary and two counts of cycle theft at Peterborough Crown Court and was jailed for a total of three years on Wednesday (July 10).
Detective Constable Lee Lombardo said: "Creasey is a prolific offender who had claimed to be going straight.
"But he was caught red-handed following some good work by city centre officers who recognised him from CCTV images stealing the bikes.
"The stolen property has been returned to the victim and Creasey is back behind bars."