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Chocolate thief jailed

A man from Peterborough who stole alcohol, chocolate and desserts from a Marks and Spencer store has been jailed for 15 months.

Petre Zaplan, who's 27, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court for four counts of theft from a shop and one count of burglary.

Petre Zaplan Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Zaplan stole from the Marks and Spencer store in Queensgate on four separate occasions.

During the final theft, in which he stole a chocolate bar, he was spotted by a security guard who detained him until officers arrived.

He also broke into a property in Lincoln Road, Peterborough, while the occupant was sleeping and stole mobile phones and a tablet.

Zaplan admitted taking items from Marks and Spencer and having a drugs problem.

He was given 14 months in jail for the burglary and one month in jail for one of the thefts, to run consecutively. He also received one month sentences for the other thefts, to run concurrently.

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