A burglar who used manhole covers to break in to businesses across Rochester, Sheerness and Canterbury has been jailed for three years.
Between 5 and 20 March 2020 Dale Pearson targeted 10 businesses by breaking and entering using nearby manhole covers or by smashing windows in the middle of the night.
Pearson committed six burglaries and four attempted burglaries targeting restaurants, newsagents and hairdressers and once inside he stole various items including mobile phones, cash, food, cigarettes and a charity box.
The 25-year-old, of Bill Street Road, Rochester was arrested on 20 March 2020 after officers were alerted to five separate break-ins in Sheerness town centre and found him nearby, carrying stolen goods in a plastic bag.
Pearson appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 20th April 2020 where he pleaded guilty to eight charges and he was sentenced to three years in prison.
Detective Constable Nicola Emery from the Crime Constable’s Crime Squad said: ‘Pearson is a prolific burglar causing disruption and damage to many businesses across Kent.
‘I am glad this man has been suitably punished with a significant prison sentence.’