Burglar jailed for Lichfield raids

Nathan Hayes

Nathan Hayes

A burglar who raided homes in Lichfield has been jailed for three and a half years.

Police estimate that during his burglary spree, Nathan Hayes, aged 25, stole more than £60,000 worth of property – including a collection of rare toy cars.

Hayes, of Longnuke Road, Northfield, Birmingham, admitted three offences of burglary and asked for a further 15 to be taken into consideration when he appeared at Hereford Crown Court this week.

He admitted burglaries at Richard Cooper Road, Bracken Close and Cricket Lane in Lichfield as well as raids at Hewitt Close, Fradley, two addresses in Dovecote Road, Burton and Sutton Road in Mile Oak.

He stole thousands of pounds worth of property including cars, household electrical goods and part of a collection of rare Corgi cars from the 1950s. None of the property was recovered.

Detective Sergeant Martin Fitzpatrick of Trent Valley CID explained how Hayes was caught after the stolen car he was driving was tracked by police as it headed towards Lichfield on the A38.

“The Citroen four wheel drive car had been stolen from Shenstone and was one of only 300 in the West Midlands area,” said Det Sergeant Fitzpatrick. “It had been fitted with false number plates from a similar vehicle but was still spotted by police using vehicle identity technology.

“This individual was responsible for causing a great deal of distress and upset for law abiding householders and we are pleased to have been able to get him off the streets for a considerable length of time.”

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5 Comments

  1. Nick

    12th March, 2009 at 10:23 am

    “…none of the property was recovered.” Is he not going to be made to pay back the money?
    Nice, so he’s essentially got himself £20,000 a year to do nothing in prison.

  2. Sammy J

    12th March, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Interesting way of looking at it, Mr B. Does make you wonder whether crime is a career choice based on the sort of figures we’re talking about for a short stretch.

  3. Nick

    12th March, 2009 at 11:26 am

    …and that’s not taking into consideration the fuel, tax, insurance etc I bet he wasn’t paying for on the cars he stole and then ditched before he had chance to get caught.
    Let’s hope this guy gets a job when he’s released.

  4. anton

    9th October, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    he used the money to buy steroids by the look of him and a fake image what do u think post your comments

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