Boston man charged over police fingerprint scanner theft

Cash Generator, Boston Image copyright Google
Image caption The item was taken to Cash Generator in Boston

A man has been charged with stealing a mobile fingerprint scanner that was taken from a police car in Lincolnshire.

CCTV was issued on Friday of a man who took the item to a Cash Generator store in Boston where he tried to sell it.

Lincolnshire Police said a 24-year-old local man had been charged with stealing the device. He is also accused of stealing a Blackberry mobile phone.

The man has been bailed and is due to appear before magistrates in July.

The gadget was stolen from a patrol car on 15 May and taken into Cash Generator the next day.

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