Thurrock burglar jailed over Wickford and Brentwood break-ins

A BURGLAR has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after targeting three victims in three days.

Paul Davis, 28, of Saladin Drive in Purfleet, targeted homes in Brentwood and Wickford earlier this year.

Police are still looking for others who broke into the properties with him.

On Monday, May 6, Davis broke into a cottage in Nine Ashes Road, Stondon Massey, Brentwood.

He did not steal anything on that occasion but caused ‘substantial damage’ by forcing his way into the property.

He was linked to the burglary by CCTV, which captured him arriving at the scene in a BMW 5 Series.

On Tuesday, May 7, he broke into a bungalow in Old London Road, Wickford.

On that occasion, Davis stole £600 in cash, plus jewellery, passports and other paperwork.

He was again linked to the crime by CCTV, which captured him walking up the driveway. He was wearing the same tracksuit as he has been during the previous day’s break-in.

On Wednesday, May 8, he broke into a third property, this time in Mountnessing Road, Ingatestone, where he stole 220 Euros.

Whilst Davis was later arrested and pleaded guilty to all three offences, police said evidence showed he had not acted alone and they were still looking for his accomplices.

Davis was jailed on December 3.

DC Frankie Cole, of Brentwood CID, said: “The invasion of your home is very distressing and I hope this sentencing gives the victims some comfort that Davis has been brought to justice for his crimes.

“These were well-planned, organised burglaries and he was clearly not working alone. Anyone with information to help us identify his accomplices is asked to call us.”

Anyone with information was urged to dial 101 and ask for Brentwood CID.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Charles Thomson

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