A CHESTERFIELD man involved in a string of burglaries has been committed to Derby Crown Court for sentence.
Town magistrates heard that a conservatory at an address in Lockoford Lane, Tapton, was broken into on the night of March 5 while the occupants were away.
“An untidy search was made and jewellery of sentimental value was stolen,” said Becky Mahon, prosecuting.
“Police received information about similar burglaries and a particular vehicle was mentioned again and again, and it was traced as belonging to the defendant.”
Dean Vine (38) was arrested and said he was the driver and waited in the car while others raided the property.
“There was ransacking of the property and he was part of a gang,” added Ms Mahon.
Vine, of Meadow Court, New Whittington, admitted burglary and asked for four similar offences to be considered, including raids on addresses in Pennine Way and Lilac Street.
He had previous convictions for dishonesty and was committed on bail for sentence at the crown court on October 14.