Burglar who couldn’t stop stealing is jailed for 26 weeks

Teesside Crown Court
Teesside Crown Court

A BURGLAR has been jailed after blowing his chance to keep out of trouble.

Sam Wright, 23, was spared jail in August after he broke into five garages and a number of cars had windows smashed.

He was given eight months prison at Teesside Crown Court which he was told he would not have to serve if he stayed out of trouble for two years.

But Wright was back at the crown court less than two months later after he admitted stealing from a shop, which put him in breach of his suspended sentence.

Wright used bolt cutters to help him and two accomplices force their way inside the block of rented garages in Gulliver Road, Hartlepool, where the owners had parked their cars.

Several cars were broken into as Wright and the others looked for items to steal.

But he was caught after an alert member of the public saw them tampering with the locks and called police.

Wright, of Erskine Road, Hartlepool, admitted five counts of burglary with intent to steal.

Judge Howard Crowson yesterday activated 22 weeks of the suspended sentence and gave Wright another four weeks for the shop theft.