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Cops nab man in Woolies carpark following car theft

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December 02, 2017

A MAN with an outstanding prison warrant has been arrested in Moama after allegedly stealing a car, driving it without a licence and shoplifting.

A MAN with an outstanding prison warrant has been arrested in Moama after allegedly stealing a car, driving it without a licence and shoplifting.

About 9.50am on Sunday, Moama police received information from a member of the public that a car, suspected to be stolen from SS&A Club Albury days earlier, was travelling south on the Cobb Hwy towards Moama.

Deniliquin police Acting Inspector Paul Jones said after receiving information that the vehicle was parked at Moama Woolworths, police waited there for a short time and saw a 34-year-old man get into the driver’s seat.

‘‘Police blocked the now confirmed stolen vehicle in an attempt to apprehend the male driver,’’ he said.

‘‘He was seen to start the car and attempt to drive off.’

Peter McCann, who has no fixed address, was arrested and allegedly found to have stolen items from Woolworths down his pants.

McCann also had an outstanding prison warrant and was also disqualified from driving in NSW until 2031.

He was taken to Deniliquin police station and charged with stealing a motor vehicle, disqualified driving, shoplifting and revocation of parole warrant.

His bail was refused and he appeared before Albury Local Court on Monday where he was further remanded to the same court on January 17 for sentencing.

■A Rochester man will face court after being caught drunk driving in Moama last week.

The 60-year-old tested positive for alcohol after being stopped for a random breath test about 7.50am on Thursday in Holmes St.

He was arrested and taken to Moama police station where he recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.077.

The man was charged with driving with the low-range prescribed concentration of alcohol and issued with a field court attendance notice to appear at Deniliquin Local Court on February 6, 2018.

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