A BURGLAR has been jailed for four and a half years after committing a number of offences in Bournemouth.

Michael Thomas Grey, 30 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday, December 15, after previously pleading guilty to two dwelling burglaries and two non-dwelling burglaries.

He also admitted a number of fraud charges and asked for other burglary offences to be taken into consideration.

On Monday, September 25, a burglary occurred at a flat in Cambridge Road.

Access was gained via a ground floor bathroom window and a number of items were stolen, including jewellery, a camera, candles and bank cards with PIN numbers.

After calling the police, the victim discovered that both her bank cards had been used 18 times at various locations across Bournemouth.

The second offence occurred on Wednesday, September 27, when a number of items, including a mobile phone and bank cards, were stolen from the staff room at The Grove Hotel in Grove Road.

The third offence took place on Thursday, October 5, and involved the theft of a laptop, watch and cash from the staff accommodation area at The Orchid Hotel in Gervis Road.

On Wednesday, October 18, a burglary occurred at The Cumberland Hotel on East Overcliff Drive.

Two men were seen on CCTV entering the kitchen area and stealing a number of items. Police were called and Grey and another man were found hiding behind parked cars in the car park.

Grey was also linked to the other burglary offences from CCTV footage, which showed him wearing identical clothing to those he wore when he was arrested. His trainers also matched footprints left at the scene.

The second man in The Cumberland Hotel burglary was identified as Lee Howard, 34 and of no fixed abode. He was sentenced at a previous hearing to three weeks’ imprisonment for the offence.

DC Christopher Raspini, of Dorset Police’s priority crime team, said: “Michael Grey was responsible for a number of burglary and fraud offences in Bournemouth town centre. Dorset Police takes these offences extremely seriously and will ensure offenders are arrested and brought before the courts.”