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Car key burglar jailed for over three years

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A Mapperley man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to a car key burglary.

Ryan Unsworth, 26, entered a home in Teesdale Road, Nottingham, on the night of 6 April 2019, before taking car keys and driving off in the victim’s car. He also stole her phone during the burglary.

Unsworth also broke into a man’s car which was parked in Watnall Road, Hucknall, on 23 October 2019.

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When the victim returned to his car he found his windows had been smashed and his phone, wallet and clothing items had been taken. The victim later discovered his cards had been used fraudulently.

Unsworth, of Redcliffe Road, was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (4 June 2020) after pleading guilty to charges of burglary and theft from motor vehicle.

He also admitted further charges of theft from motor vehicle, fraud by false representation, shop theft, attempted theft from motor vehicle, possession of cannabis and being carried in a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. These offences were committed between 10 October and 8 November 2019.

Detective Constable Matt Barnes, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Unsworth committed a series of offences over a short space of time, showing absolutely no regard for his victims.

“I’m pleased that he’s now been put behind bars for his crimes and hope it will bring his victims some comfort.”

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