A Basingstoke man has been jailed for five years after he admitted committing two house
Daniel Malcolm, 37, of Kings Road, Basingstoke, appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Friday April 29.
He entered guilty pleas to two counts of burglary, one count of dangerous driving and another of driving whilst disqualified. Malcolm also asked for nine burglaries and one attempted burglary to be taken into consideration.
The court heard Malcolm took a car, keys and cash from a house in Cambrian Way, Basingstoke, sometime on the night of February 10 this year.
He then took a motorbike and TVs during a burglary at an address in Pack Lane, Basingstoke, on the night of February 13.
The next day, Malcolm evaded police by driving at speed in a stolen car on a footpath which runs by the A30, the court heard. He abandoned the vehicle on the Down Grange playing fields before running off. He was later arrested.
Judge Susan Evans sentenced Malcolm to a total of five years in prison, reduced from eight years for his early guilty pleas.
Speaking after the hearing, officer in the case PC Andrew Ferguson said: “I’m happy with the sentence given – a prolific burglar has been taken off the streets.
“The guilty pleas and subsequent sentence should provide some reassurance to the community that we take burglary offences extremely seriously and we will do all we can to make Basingstoke a hostile place for offenders.
“While burglary rates in Basingstoke are low, the offence is a force priority and earlier this year we carried out an operation to revisit victims of burglary in the town and offer crime prevention advice.