New Addington man jailed after series of Biggin Hill and Keston burglaries
PUBLISHED: 06:00 03 September 2013
A 25-year-old man has been jailed for two years after admitting to a series of burglaries earlier this year in areas such as Biggin Hill and Keston.
Sammy Dixon, of Homestead Way, New Addington pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and one of theft of a motor vehicle at Croydon Crown Court on August 14.
He was arrested at his home address on April 25. Dixon attempted to evade officers by hiding in a pond and covering himself in weeds, though his efforts were foiled by a police dog.
Dixon’s arrest lead to the recovery of stolen power tools, which he had stashed in hedgerows.
Det Ch Insp Andy Furphy, of Bromley Police, said: “Dixon is a prolific offender and since his arrest there has been an 83 per cent reduction in burglary in the area.
“Thanks to the close liaison with our partners in Surrey Police, we were able to identify and link these series of burglaries and put a stop to them. Dixon’s conviction for these offences is a clear warning to all burglars that we will do everything in power to catch and convict them”.
Dixon has previous convictions for 10 burglary offences.