Teenagers walked the streets looking for any unlocked cars

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TWO teenagers admitted numerous offences after walking through a village looking for unlocked cars.

Bryan McDonald, of Beechcroft Road, Grantham, and Luke Peacock, of Oakleigh Road, Grantham, both aged 19, walked through Barrowby on June 26, trying car doors to see if they were unlocked.

McDonald admitted stealing a sat nav from a car and attempting to steal from another car. He also asked for five other matters of interfering with cars to be taken into account.

Peacock admitted handling stolen goods, interfering with a motor vehicle and possession of cannabis.

Giles Tyas, defending Peacock, said his client had been drinking the night of the offences.

Bill Fraser, defending McDonald, read out a statement from his client in which he said: “I was stupid and want to change my life. I’m expecting a baby with my girlfriend and want to leave this stuff behind me.”

The pair were each sentenced to 50 hours’ community service.

Chair of magistrates Dorothy Nix said: “There were numerous offences. Innocent people with their cars parked on their drives.”