Burglar jailed after targeting homes and vehicles in Dunstable
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A prolific burglar has been sentenced after admitting to numerous burglary and theft offences in Dunstable.
Detectives from Bedfordshire Police's specialist Operation Maze burglary team identified Wayne Sames from CCTV captured at several incidents between 10 October and 12 December last year.
The 37-year-old of no fixed abode pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, two counts of attempted burglary, one count of theft from motor vehicle and one count of vehicle interference. In addition he asked for a further 39 related offences in Dunstable and the surrounding area to be taken into consideration upon sentencing.
He was sentenced to three years behind bars on Friday (19 January) at Huntingdon Crown Court.
Operation Maze's Detective Constable Jason Wheeler, who led the investigation, said: “Sames has been committing offences in Dunstable over the last few months, and I am glad that he has now behind bars to save further victims in the area.
“Burglary not only causes distress for individuals, but it has overarching effects across entire communities. The success in putting this prolific offender behind bars means many victims know their property is safer and more secure.
“The use of home CCTV was vital in identifying and finding the suspect in this string of offences. Everyone can help in the battle against burglary and theft by keeping their homes and valuables secure and under watch wherever possible."