Thief with a ‘thing for cars’ caught in stolen BMW

Admin (01 February, 2015)

A car thief pinched a BMW from an ASDA car park after the owner left the keys on the boot

166Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court (Credit: Secret London)

A car thief pinched a BMW from an ASDA car park after the owner left the keys on the boot.

Learner-driver Marvin Pennel, 31, was seen by police soon after it was taken on January 9 and quickly arrested.

He admitted charges of taking a motor vehicle without consent, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and using a vehicle without third party insurance when he appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court last Friday.

“Basically I was walking through ASDA to buy electric for my house,” he told the magistrates.

“I’ve just done a very stupid move,” he said. “By the time my adrenaline stopped pumping I was arrested.”

The court heard that this was not the first time Purnell had been arrested for pinching cars. The last conviction for a similar matter was in 2013, the prosecutor said. “You’ve got a thing about cars haven’t you?” asked the Magistrate. “What were you thinking?”

She then asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared for this week.

Pennell, of Bellenden Road in Peckham, was granted unconditional bail until that time.

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