Thief jailed after stealing cars, number plates and personal belongings of victims


A thief who committed a spate of offences over a month has been jailed.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday heard how Christopher Cheung-McDonagh had targeted various address across the north-east in October 2016, stealing the cars, number plates and personal belongings of his victims.

Cheung-McDonagh, 20, of Liverpool, committed the first offence in Huntly on October 12 of that year.

He went to an address in the Battlehill area and stole a car.

Later that day, he travelled to Aberdeen and targeted another vehicle parked near Duthie Park.

Cheung-McDonagh stole the vehicle, which was reported missing the next day.

The defendant then travelled to Aboyne and stole a third vehicle from the Tarland area.

Later that month, on October 29, Cheung-McDonagh went to an address in Rothienorman and stole a wallet, handbag and a quantity of electrical equipment including three handbags.

In the same incident, he also stole a set of car keys and used them to steal a car.

Cheung-McDonagh appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Wednesday and admitted stealing four vehicles and committing one act of theft.

Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill told him: “Given the nature of the offences before the court that you have admitted, the only sentence I can consider is custodial.”

Cheung-McDonagh was jailed for nine months.

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Source:: Evening Express – All articles

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