Burglar admits raiding Hartlepool home after similar offences in 2000 and 2002

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A BURGLAR is facing a jail sentence after he admitted a raid on a house.

Kevin Brown, 36, pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court to burgling a property in Fordyce Road, Hartlepool, between August 1 and 4.

He stole two mobile phones, a digital camera, DVD player, purse and its contents, a jewellery box and some jewellery and coins.

The court heard Brown faces at least three years in jail as the burglary is his third house break-in.

He carried out similar burglaries in 2000 and 2002 and the court heard he was on bail at the time for a non-dwelling burglary.

But Brown’s lawyer, Andrew Teate, said he would argue in due course that three years is unjust as he has stayed out of trouble for the last seven years.

Judge Peter Bowers adjourned sentencing until November 12 for reports and Brown, of Wynyard Mews, Hartlepool, was remanded in custody.