A 26-year-old man has been convicted of three offences following an incident in Wheatfield Road, Northampton.
The incident happened in the early hours of May 21, 2022, when Connor Joseph Moriarty, previously of Dorrington Close, Luton, attempted to gain entry to a home in Wheatfield Road but was unsuccessful.
He then went to a neighbouring property in the same street where he forced entry through a back door and whilst the occupants were asleep upstairs, stole their silver Ford Focus off the drive.
The car was found a number of hours later and following a police investigation, Moriarty was arrested at an address in Northampton, hiding under a bed.
He was later charged with burglary, attempted burglary, and theft of a motor vehicle.
He appeared at Luton Crown Court earlier this month (August 12) where he was convicted of all three offences and sentenced to three years and two weeks in prison.
Lead Investigator, PC Anton Croft from Northamptonshire Police’s Burglary Team, said: “Connor Moriarty is a prolific burglar and so I am pleased that he has been sent to prison, meaning the streets of Northamptonshire are safer as a result.
“Northamptonshire Police’s Burglary Team continue to work hard to catch burglars, bring them to justice and prevent crime. We will carry on working hard to secure results like this and if anyone sees anything suspicious in their area, I would ask that you report it via 101 so we can look into it.”