Man, 39, handed over four years in prison as part of Operation Crooked
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A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to four and half years behind bars after pleading guilty to a burglary in Desborough.
Danny Lane, 39, of no fixed abode, broke into a house in Desborough on January 23, 2020, to steal jewellery, before fleeing from pursuing police officers in a car despite being disqualified from driving.
Lane broke into the property at about 11am before driving away in his blue Peugeot 206.
Despite initially escaping successfully, he was eventually tracked down after relentless work by detectives from Northamptonshire Police’s Burglary Team and arrested in London before being charged a short time later.
Last week, he was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court to four and a half years in prison for his crimes.
Lead Investigator, PC Mark Edkins, said: “This case shows that if you are intent on committing a burglary within Northamptonshire then you will be dealt with robustly.
“If offenders think that leaving the county makes them untouchable, then think again, as we will be relentless in chasing justice for victims of burglary in Northamptonshire.
“Danny Lane posed a real threat to home owners in this county and he had no choice but to plead guilty at the earliest opportunity because of the weight of evidence against him.
“I am pleased he has been removed from our streets at the earliest opportunity by the Burglary Team, making homes in Northamptonshire safer as a result.”
Operation Crooked is Northamptonshire Police’s campaign to reduce burglary - a top priority for the Force. As part of the operation, the Burglary Team, which sits within CID, ensure that every burglary victim in Northamptonshire is guaranteed a visit from the police.
They are also working to review and drive-up the quality of investigations, manage and progress forensic hits, hunt down wanted people, organise police patrols in areas of concern and gather intelligence to prevent burglaries before they happen.