A twenty-two year-old man has been sent to prison following three burglaries in Fareham earlier this year.
Luke Jordan Bews of Bishopsfield Road in Fareham admitted break-ins on Hillson Drive and Fareham Park Road in the early hours of Monday 25 March 2019 at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on 10 April.
On Friday 10 May he was sentenced to a total of four and a half years in prison at Portsmouth Crown Court.
At around 1:55am on Monday 25 March a woman aged in her twenties heard a car outside her home on Hillson Drive. When she looked out of her window she saw that her car lights were on and that the car had been driven into the front of her house. The man inside her car ran off after she opened her front door. Electronic items taken from inside the house were found in the vehicle, £30 in cash and a set of keys were taken by the man.
At around 2:45am on the same morning, someone broke into a house of Fareham Park Road. Keys were stolen and vehicles searched.
At 4:50am a man heard a crashing noise coming from a driveway on Fareham Park Road. A Ford Fiesta, keys, an engagement ring, and cash had been stolen from a flat.
Keys stolen from the first two burglaries were later found by a member of the public on a nearby bridleway, linking these reports. The victim from Hillson Drive provided officers with a detailed description of the man she saw and the Ford Fiesta taken from Fareham Park Road was later recovered. Luke Jordan Bews was subsequently arrested and charged with all three burglaries.
Investigating officer PC Charlotte Pocock said: “I’d like to thank Bew’s victims who helped us to build this case alongside detailed CCTV enquiries carried out in the area.
“Residential burglary offences can have a dramatic impact on victims, especially if items of sentimental value are taken. I’m glad that this sentence reflects the seriousness of Bew’s offending”