A man has been jailed for three years for two burglaries, one of which saw him steal a Nissan Micra from a house in Olney.
Anthony Ash, 41, from Gallfield Court, Northampton, was convicted of two counts of burglary dwelling and theft, and one count of taking a motor vehicle without consent. He initially pleaded not guilty to all offences, however, in a hearing on December 10 at Aylesbury Crown Court he entered guilty pleas to the charges.
He was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment for one count of burglary dwelling with intent to steal, and 36 months for the second count, which will be served concurrently. He was also sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment for taking a motor vehicle without consent which will also be served concurrently to the sentence.
The offences took place on May 10 last year. Ash broke into a house in Stoken Close, Olney, and stole keys to a Nissan Micra before driving the car to Northampton where it was recovered.
On the same night he forced his way into another house in Cherry Orchard, Olney, causing significant damage to the door. He conducted a messy search of the property and then stole a jar which contained coins.
DC Scott Dempsey, of Milton Keynes Local CID, said: “The significant sentence imposed by Aylesbury Crown Court reflects the seriousness of the offence committed by Ash during the evening of 10 May.
“The residents of Olney suffered a series of burglaries that caused a great deal of concern among the community.
“We are pleased with the result and will continue to work hard to tackle and disrupt criminals who prey on the rural areas surrounding Milton Keynes.”