Corby police strike it lucky as suspect walks past while they're having a quick cuppa
Plain-clothed officers swoop on man wanted in connection with eight thefts
Stunned police could not believe their luck when a wanted man walked past with a bag full of stolen goods while they were having a quick cuppa.
Plain-clothed officers were on the lookout for a suspect following an earlier shoplifting offence at Wilkinson's in Corby town centre. The same individual was also believed to be wanted in connection with seven thefts in Leicestershire.
After pounding the streets since 7am on Sunday morning but finding no sign, the officers took a well-earned refuelling break — only to spot the suspect wandering across Lidl's car park a couple of hours before the end of their shift.
A spokesman for the Central Tasking Team said: "We were assisting our Leicestershire colleagues locating a male in Corby who was wanted by them for seven theft offences and also by Northamptonshire Police over one theft.
"We were tucking into some hot refreshments as he walked by!
"The suspect was detained holding a bag full of items which are believed to have been stolen."
John David Neil McAulay, 44, of no fixed address has been charged with theft in connection with an offence in Queens Square, Corby.
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