A thief who raided 18 homes stealing more than £76,000 of jewellery and valuables is at the centre of a jailbreak from a prison in Devon.
Miley Connors, 24, caused more than £3,000 worth of damage when he burgled homes across Bracknell, Wokingham, Reading and Hampshire.
Connors admitted conspiracy to commit burglary and was jailed at Reading Crown Court for eight and a half years.
Police are hunting for Connors after he left HMP Channings Wood in Newton Abbot, Devon in a car on the 8th April.
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall police said in a statement: “Anyone who sees Connors is asked not to approach him and to call 999 immediately.
“Police enquires remain ongoing to locate and arrest Connors.
“He was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans or trousers. He is described as a white male, around 5ft 10ins tall and has an Irish accent.
“It’s believed that after leaving the prison, Connors fled in a vehicle which contained three other occupants. The vehicle has since been located and recovered by police.
“We would like to thank the local Public who assisted prison staff in gaining valuable details of the car quickly and those assisting Mr Connors.”
Anyone who sees Connors or knows of his whereabouts is asked not to approach him and to contact police immediately on 999 quoting log 173 of Monday 8 April.