It was third time unlucky for a burglar who was arrested and found with a haul of stolen property after a crime spree.
David Teevan stole thousands of pounds worth of items after raiding three homes across Radford within 48 hours.
He helped himself to jewellery, a television and gaming consoles plus other valuables which were recovered by police when they tracked him down at his home in Radford on 16 July.
Teevan carried out the first of his burglaries at a house in Waverley Street on 13 July before striking at homes in Gedling Grove and Bronte Court the next day.
The game was up for the 42-year-old after police identified him as a suspect from fingerprints he left at the scene of two of his crimes.
Teevan, of Forest Road West, went on to be charged with the three burglaries which he admitted to and he has now been locked up for two years and eight months after he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Thursday (9 September 2021).
Detective Constable Tim Townsend, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I welcome the custodial sentence imposed by the court which has ensured this prolific thief, who has a long string of burglaries to his name, is now off our streets.
“It was clear he would have continued to commit crime and burglaries at the expense of innocent members of the public had he not been caught and brought to justice.
“I’m pleased officers were able to return stolen property to Teevan’s victims and I hope the positive outcome in this case reassures people how seriously Nottinghamshire Police treats reports of burglary and how hard we always work to bring offenders to justice.”
The force remains dedicated to stopping burglaries from happening and taking robust action against those who commit them.
This all-year-round commitment includes the proactive work of Nottinghamshire Police’s specialist burglary teams and divisional CID teams which continue to tackle burglary and remain focussed on driving down this crime type.
Burglary has plummeted by over a third in Nottinghamshire in the last financial year (34 per cent drop), with this downward trend evident the pandemic, and the force is committed to driving down burglary offences even further.