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Dagenham burglar jailed after police chase through Romford

Police were able to recover five of the eight stolen vehicles (Credit: Essex Police)

A burglar from Dagenham has been jailed for stealing eight cars.  

Brett Parker, of Blackborne Road, took the vehicles from three homes in Chelmsford and five in Braintree between January and March 2021.  

They were a Mercedes, Renault Capture, Audi AS, Audi A1, Nissan Qashqai, Kia Proceed, Toyota AYGO and Volvo V60. 

The 25-year-old was caught on dashcam footage which was installed in the Toyota and was positively identified by officers. 

Officers spotted him behind the wheel of a Mercedes in Romford and a police chase ensued on 5 March. 

Parker reached speeds of more than 100mph but was eventually stopped and arrested. 

He was charged with conspiracy to commit burglarly and driving dangerously. 

The burglar was sentenced to six years imprisonment for the burglary offences and one year for the dangerous driving offence today. They will run concurrently. 

Parker was also disqualified from driving for three years and six months and will have to take a new driving test before getting back behind the wheel. 

Detective Constable Gemma White, who led the investigation into Parker’s crimes, said: “Parker has received a sentence which is proportionate to his crimes.

“Burglary is one of Essex Police’s priority areas. This crime type has a significant impact on the wellbeing and safety of our victims whose homes are broken into and we work tirelessly to get justice for victims.

“In this case, we were able to recover five of the eight stolen cars and return them to their owners.”

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