Friday, 9 August 2013

Man who robbed same Heysham house twice jailed for two years

A man has been jailed at Preston Crown Court yesterday for over two years for burgling a house in Heysham - twice.

On the morning of 19th June 2013 Gary Nelson, 23, of no fixed address forced entry to the rear of a semi-detached house on Redshank Drive.

Once inside he stole jewellery, a games console, i-pod and mobile phone. These were later found to have been fraudulently sold on locally but he also took house and car keys.

Whilst being sought by the police, on 23rd June Nelson returned to the same home and stole the car from the drive. He drove the Hyundai Getz to Newby Bridge in Cumbria, where it was spotted by Cumbrian Constabulary Officers. Nelson ran from the car, but following an extensive search was located close by and arrested.

Nelson was charged with dwelling burglary, fraud, unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle and other driving and licence document offences.

Nelson appeared at Preston Crown Court yesterday, where he pleaded guilty to all the offences. He was given a custodial sentence of; 876 days for burglary, eight months for fraud and two months for unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle and the driving offences, to run concurrently, and ordered to pay a surcharge to the victim of £120.

PC Paul Morris from Lancaster Burglary Team said: “Nelson failed to provide any comment to police about the incidents but I am pleased he has now admitted his crimes and I hope this outcome shows that we continue to be committed to tackling those individuals that cause the fear and upset that come with being a victim of a burglary.”

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