A BURGLAR and car thief has been jailed for three years following a crime spree in Mobberley and Wilmslow.

Jarrod Lawman, of no fixed abode but hailing from Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary, three of theft of a motor vehicle, two of theft from a motor vehicle and possession of cannabis.

The 22-year-old was sentenced for the offences at Chester Crown Court on Monday.

Lawman’s crime spree began on the night of Friday, May 24, when he stole a BMW in Wilmslow.

Officers found the car on Gorsey Road in Wythenshawe hours later and discovered items worth a total of around £1,000 had been stolen from within the vehicle.

On Sunday, May 26 Lawman was part of a burglary in Mobberley where property was stolen from a domestic garage.

The property stolen was left at the scene of a second burglary Lawman committed in Mobberley the same morning.

A Land Rover was stolen during this burglary, as were the keys to a Mercedes car, to which he returned the following day and stole.

Police found the car in the Wythenshawe area later that day.

They recovered the stolen Land Rover on Friday, June 14 in the Greater Manchester area.

Layman’s crime spree ended on Monday, July 8 after police received a report of a man trying to gain access to numerous cars in Wilmslow in the early hours.

Officers attended and found a number of insecure vehicles in Dean Drive and Finney Drive.

A police dog found Lawman hiding in the grounds of a property in Green Drive.

He was found in possession of a quantity of cannabis, as well as items that had been stolen from cars on Dean Drive.

Lawman was subsequently arrested and interviewed by detectives.

He refused to answer any questions but officers were able to gather a catalogue of evidence against him.

Traces of his DNA were found in the BMW that was stolen and on property left at the scene of the second burglary he committed in Mobberley.

CCTV footage showed Lawman driving the stolen Mercedes, and one of the car’s wing mirrors was found at an address in Greater Manchester Lawman was living in at the time.

Keys belonging to the owner of the stolen Land Rover and a fuel card in the name of another victim were also found in the address.

Sgt Cameron Mair, who led the investigation, said: “I would like to praise the officers involved in this case for all their hard work in securing this conviction.

“I would also like to thank the members of the public who provided us with information that helped us to catch Lawman and bring him to justice.

“Throughout his crime spree Lawman targeted victims at their own home, the place they should be able to feel most safe.

“I am delighted he is now behind bars facing the consequences of his actions and I hope this case deters others from travelling to Cheshire to commit crimes.

“I also hope the custodial sentence handed down by the courts will give some closure to the victims and enable them to move forward with their lives.”