A BURGLAR stole booze and charity boxes in a two-week crime spree at a string of pubs across Bournemouth.

Zachariah Attley, who is of no fixed abode, broke into four pubs, a cafe and two hotels on dates between July 26 and August 6.

He also tried to raid a fifth pub, but was unsuccessful.

On Monday, Attley, 28, appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court to admit theft, seven counts of burglary and one of attempted burglary.

He stole alcohol and a safe containing £800 from the Four Horsemen pub on July 26. Days later, on July 29, he broke into the Amouri Cafe in Holdenhurst Road and stole a £100 float.

During a raid at the Christopher Creeke pub in Holdenhust Road in July 31, he stole a number of charity boxes.

On August 1, he stole staff tips and alcohol from the Cumberland Hotel. On August 5, he stole charity boxes from the Dean Park Inn, and the following day, August 6, took booze from The Westbourne in Poole Road, Westbourne.

Attley committed two burglaries on August 8, taking alcohol worth £130 from the Urban Beach Hotel in Boscombe and more bottles, worth some £70, from Urban Reef.

The attempted burglary was committed at The Fiveways in Charminster Road on August 5.

The defendant will appear at Bournemouth Crown Court to be sentenced next month.

During the same hearing, Attley was jailed for 12 weeks after admitting separate counts of interfering with two vehicles, three counts of stealing bottles of Jack Daniel's from supermarkets in the area and two of the commission of a further offence while subject to a conditional discharge order.