Man jailed for burglary spree - South Bedfordshire

22/03/2016

Burglar Navid Nazir was jailed for 4 years today, Tuesday, 22 March 2016, for a spree of burglaries in south Bedfordshire.

Prosecutor Jai Patel told Luton Crown Court that Nazir, aged 35, broke into a house in Chaul End Road, Caddington on Monday, 26 October last year through the rear patio door. He stole jewellery, laptops and the key to a silver Audi A6.

The Audi was stopped by the police on Sunday, 1 November in Luton after being seen to drive erratically. The driver, who was wearing a black hoodie, fled. DNA taken from the steering wheel showed it had been Nazir, who was arrested later. Inside the Audi, the police found electrical goods that had been taken from other burglaries at Farley Meadows, Luton and Bedford Road, Barton. He had also been caught on CCTV trying to pawn items taken in the burglaries at a shop in Luton.

Nazir, of Bishopscote Road, Luton, appeared for sentence having pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, one of attempted burglary, one of aggravated vehicle taking and converting criminal property. He asked for 14 offences to be taken into consideration. He had 41 convictions for 98 offences, going back to 1994.

Hannah Hurley, defending, said Nazir's mother had committed suicide when he was 15 and that he had lost touch with his father. He had been caught in a "circle of offending that is perpetuated by his use of drugs." She said he was attending courses on remand in prison and handed the Judge a letter from Nazir in which he said he wanted to make a fresh start.

Jailing him, Judge Philip Bartle QC said: "You have a very, very bad record, much of it related to drugs. I am prepared to accept you now see the need to change your way of living. You have said you want a fresh start and to become a civilised member of society."

In addition to the custodial sentence, the Judge banned Nazir from driving for 3 years and ordered him to take an extended retest before he can drive again.

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