Walker, of Whatley Avenue, Wimbledon, south London, was jailed for four years and two months for the same charges, as well as additional charges of handling stolen goods and driving offences committed in January 2021.
- A Peugeot van and BMW were taken after a house in Harbour Way, Folkestone was burgled overnight on 8 September 2020, with a Mini stolen from Althelstan Road in a similar fashion the following night.
- On the night of 10 September, a home owner disturbed intruders at a property in Hythe, before a Daihatsu was stolen following a separate break-in in Thanet Gardens, Folkestone.
- On the night of 25 September, a Nissan was stolen from outside a property in Marine Avenue, Dymchurch and an Audi was stolen from Lake Drive, Hythe. Both thefts came after the owner’s houses were burgled.
The car then reversed at an unmarked police vehicle, which had to swerve to avoid it. The occupants of the Skoda, which it later emerged had been stolen from south-west London, tried to run away, but the driver, Harrison Walker, was arrested.
Detective Constable Kirsty Gee, of Kent Police’s Chief Constable’s Crime Squad, said: ‘Officers understand the often long-term impact of burglaries on people’s lives, and are determined to investigate fully to bring those responsible before the courts.