An Oxfordshire woman has pleaded guilty to stealing from a pet store during a six-month crime spree.

Joanne Coughlan of Mawle Court, Banbury, was arrested on Thursday, June 6, and charged later that day by Thames Valley Police.

Between January and June, Coughlan stole items from HMV and Crofts Pet Store whilst also trying to open multiple car door handles.

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The 47-year-old also stole cash from vehicles that she could get access to.

She has since been convicted of theft and vehicle interference in her home town following a police investigation.

Appearing at Oxford Magistrates' Court on Friday, June 7, Coughlan pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from a shop, two counts of vehicle interference and two counts of theft from a motor vehicle.

She is due to be sentenced at Oxford Magistrates' Court on Thursday, July 4.

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