An 18-year-old has been given a two year anti-social behaviour order for smashing a London taxi window and stealing a bag.
Unemployed Ricky Newman, of Aspen Gardens, Hammersmith was arrested after he was seen on CCTV breaking into the taxi in Bishops Avenue, Fulham in August last year.
He was arrested within two hours of Hammersmith and Fulham police officers viewing the footage.
The police then put out an appeal in the Taxi newspaper to try and locate the victim and their cab as the numberplate could not be seen on CCTV.
A month later on September 20, a 37-year-old taxi driver from Sutton came forward saying it was his taxi that had been broken into. Newman was charged that day with theft from a motor vehicle.
He was given a two year ASBO, a community order with curfew with £55 in various costs including a victim surcharge.
Sargent Finbar King, from the police's Hammersmith town centre team, said: "This result is an excellent example of partnership working and local policing at it's best.
"As soon as the local authority saw the images on CCTV they contacted us immediately. Officers were then able to identify Newman.
"We didn't have a victim for the crime so the taxi newspaper ran an appeal for us and as a result the driver came forward."