A teenage milk thief who admitted stealing a large quantity of milk from two Northamptonshire villages was caught after officers found dozens of bottles in his boot.
Villagers living in Earls Barton and Great Doddington reports a series of milk thefts to police during the last month.
Officers from Northamptonshire Police were told by residents that milk had been taken from doorsteps and in one case a 70 pint delivery was stolen from an infant school.
Following investigations, officers pulled over a car in Earls Barton at 2.50am on Sunday, February 1 and a large quantity of milk was found in the boot of the vehicle.
An 18-year-old man from Earls Barton was subsequently interviewed and admitted to carrying out seven thefts.
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Following consultation with his victims, he has been dealt with through a Community Resolution Disposal and has agreed to write letters of apology to his victims and pay for their stolen milk.”