Burglar jailed for four years

David Bailey admitted a string of burglaries and thefts
David Bailey admitted a string of burglaries and thefts
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A prolific burglar who has carried out break ins at homes across the Fylde has been jailed for four years after his latest crime spree.

David Bailey, 22, of Old Squire Close, Poulton, admitted three burglaries and two thefts.

His accomplice Gage Blundell, 21, of Brook Street, Blackpool, admitted two counts of handling stolen goods relating to cars stolen from the victim’s addresses and was sentenced to 12 months, suspended for two years by Judge Stuart Baker, sitting at Preston Crown Court.

Helen Richardson, prosecuting, said: “The first victim, returned home in a white Range Rover on May 1. The keys were left on the hall table.

“At around 7.30am his partner noticed the keys were missing and it was also observed the vehicle was missing.”

The court heard in a second break-in on May 8, another man woke to find his home had been broken into overnight with his wife’s Nissan car stolen, along with a Rolex watch .

It was security tracked and linked to Blundell’s mobile phone.

A milkman in the area at 4.30am had seen two men acting suspiciously and driving away in the Nissan at speed.

The stolen car was found in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

During a probe, the pair were seen on CCTV at the nearby railway station and McDonald’s restaurant.

In interview Bailey claimed he had been at Blackpool Pleasure Breach with his girlfriend.

Bailey also admitted a further burglary at St Luke’s Road in Blackpool on May 4 in which a father had locked his home but noticed a man in dark clothes across the road.

His son discovered a break in later that day in which a racing bike worth £600 had been stolen along with £5,000 of goods including designer handbags and clothing and perfume.

Bailey has 32 convictions for 68 offences, while Blundell has 17 convictions for 27 offences, the court heard.