14th Dec, 2018

Man on burglary and car theft spree, including in Redditch, sent down

Correspondent 20th Mar, 2018

FOLLOWING an investigation by West Mercia Police a man from Birmingham has been sentenced for offences in Worcestershire and the West Midlands, including Redditch.

Eamon O’Reilly, 20 of Pershore Road, Stirchley, appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Friday, March 16, where he was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison for burglary, car theft and driving offences.

On 24 January this year, O’Reilly burgled a house in Northfield, Birmingham, stealing a handbag which held cash and bank cards.

A week later on January 31, he burgled a house on The Meadway, Redditch and stole the spare keys for a Mercedes C220 and an Audi A4 before stealing both vehicles from the driveway.

Eamon O’Reilly

He then broke into a property on Green Park Road, Bromsgrove, on the same date and took the spare keys to a Toyota Yaris and a BMW 420D, which he then stole. The BMW was recovered the following day and the Yaris later on February 5.

On February 10, O’Reilly broke into a property on Amelas Close, Stourbridge, and stole a Vauxhall Mokka and a Ford Focus, as well as two mobile phones and a wallet containing bank cards and cash.

At around 3.30pm on the same day, the Mokka was seen on Silver Street in Kings Heath and O’Reilly was arrested.

The Ford Focus was later recovered February 11.

On February 12 O’Reilly was arrested for the Redditch, Bromsgrove and Northfield burglary and vehicle offences.

He pleaded guilty to all the offences, as well as two counts of driving whilst disqualified.

At Friday’s sentencing, as well as the jail term, he was given an extended driving disqualification period of 40 months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge.

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