Man jailed for burglary and vehicle theft in Fareham
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A man has been jailed after he burgled a house and stole a car from the driveway in Fareham.
Max Plaister, aged 21, of no fixed abode, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Monday 13 November 2023 where he pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and one count of theft of a motor vehicle relating to an incident in Beaumont Rise, Fareham, on 7 June last year.
A house was broken into and a Vauxhall Mokka was stolen from the driveway.
The vehicle was located and recovered by police in Thatcher’s Copse car park in Titchfield on 9 June. Forensic enquiries linked Plaister to the vehicle.
At the hearing, Plaister also pleaded guilty to one count of attempted burglary and one count of theft from a motor vehicle relating to an incident in Bye Road, Swanwick, on 9 October 2023.
Plaister accessed a car and stole a key from inside, before unsuccessfully making attempts to gain access to a house using the key.
A further 8 offences were taken into consideration when Plaister appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Thursday 18 January this year for sentencing.
He was jailed for a total of 27 months.
PC Kevin Parker, from the Eastern Area Crime Team, said: “Burglary can leave victims feeling incredibly vulnerable due to its invasive nature as a crime.
“Our homes are spaces where we should feel the most safe, and for someone to brazenly invade that space can leave a long-lasting scar.
“We take a robust stance against burglary and offenders such as Plaister, who show complete disregard to the impact their actions have on innocent people. I hope the public can feel reassured now that he has been jailed.”