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Car key burglar is locked up

August 11, 2018
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A car key burglar is behind bars following a Nottinghamshire Police investigation.

Shaun Kennelley, 20, of Cross Street, Newark, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing yesterday (Friday 10 August 2018) after pleading guilty to one count of burglary, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle and one count of driving while disqualified.

The court heard how Kennelley broke into a home in Brownlow Close, East Stoke, on Thursday 12 July 2018 while the family were inside.

The keys to a Jaguar and a BMW were taken during the burglary, resulting in the vehicles being stolen. A quantity of cash and electrical items were also taken.

After noticing his vehicles had been stolen, the victim activated his tracker for the Jaguar which was located in Derbyshire. The stolen BMW was found nearby. Both cars were later recovered by Derbyshire Police.

Officers who viewed CCTV at the scene of the burglary identified Kennelley as being in the footage.

Kennelley was jailed for 18 months for the burglary. He was sentenced to nine months in custody, to be served concurrently, for each of the vehicle thefts, and three months to be served concurrently for driving while disqualified. He was also given a four-month sentence, to run concurrently, for breaching a suspended sentence.

Speaking after the sentencing Detective Constable Rebecca Butler said: "Kennelley broke into this victim’s home while he and his family were in the house and then drove off with their personal possessions.

"His behaviour caused them considerable distress and I’m pleased Kennelley has now been removed from the streets of Nottinghamshire."

Nottinghamshire Police has made tackling burglary a priority, with two new dedicated teams focusing their efforts on tackling and reducing burglary in the city and county.

Anyone with any information about burglary offences or who is offered stolen goods is urged to call us on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For advice on protecting your home and property visit https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/document/advice-home

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