Man jailed for string of burglaries

man jailed for string of burglaries

A 25-year-old man from Portsmouth has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison following burglaries in Whiteley and Portsmouth.

On 26 March 2018 jewellery and electrical items were stolen from a home on Clarence Parade in Southsea after the front door was kicked in.

Between 11:30pm on 9 January 2019 and 00:20am, the following morning two cars and a handbag were stolen from a home on Hanoverian Way in Whiteley.

Liam Barry Whittaker of Bedford Street in Southsea was subsequently arrested after he was seen on CCTV using bank cards from the handbag taken during the Whiteley burglary and one of the stolen cars was recovered.

Whittaker was later charged and admitted a number of offences including both burglaries and using the bank cards at Portsmouth Crown Court on Monday 11 February.

On Friday 22 February he was sentenced to two years and four months in prison for each burglary to be served consecutively. He was jailed for four years and eight months in total.

Whittaker was also sentenced to concurrent terms for a number of other offences that he admitted.

Officer in the case PC Charlotte Pocock said: “The sentences imposed by the court reflect the seriousness of Whittaker’s offending. I hope this brings some closure to his victims as burglary can have a dramatic effect on victims and their families”.

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