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Burglar sent down

PUBLISHED: 17:12 17 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:30 12 August 2010

A MAN has been sentenced to three years and nine months in jail after pleading guilty to a series of burglaries and car crime.

A MAN has been sentenced to three years and nine months in jail after pleading guilty to a series of burglaries and car crime.

John Schock, 20, of Swallowtail Close, St Mary Cray,appeared at Croydon Crown Court.

Schock (pictured inset) had been arrested on September 16 last year after a spate of burglaries across the borough in which thousands of pounds of jewellery, watches, and laptop computers were stolen. He was then charged with nine counts of burglary, taking a car without consent, aggravated vehicle taking, driving whilst disqualified and using a motor vehicle without insurance. Schock pleaded guilty both the three counts of burglary, with the others remaining on the court file, and the car offences.

The burglaries he admitted to took place in Hawfield Bank, Orpington, and Shornbe Close and Teal Avenue, in St Mary Cray.

He was sentenced to three years detention for each of the burglary offences to be served concurrently, 4 months for the vehicle taking offence (to be served concurrently) and 4 months for driving whilst disqualified (to be served concurrently). The nine month sentence for aggravated vehicle taking is to be served consecutively. Schock was also required to pay a £750 fine for using a motor vehicle without insurance.

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