Persistent Coventry criminal who crashed into unmarked police car while fleeing burglary scene in Nuneaton is jailed - The Coventry Observer

Persistent Coventry criminal who crashed into unmarked police car while fleeing burglary scene in Nuneaton is jailed

Coventry Editorial 19th May, 2023 Updated: 19th May, 2023   0

A COVENTRY man has been jailed for four years following a burglary in Nuneaton.

Ryan Stacey of Purcell Road was arrested following the incident on March 13.

A resident in a house in Chancery Lane received a message from his landlord to say the property had been broken into. He returned home to find Stacey had forced entry to the house and stolen a watch and cash.

CCTV showed two men running from the property before getting into a Ford Fiesta. It later transpired the car had been stolen from The Belfry on March 9.

After being identified as a suspect, Stacey was arrested when police spotted him driving in Hope Close.

As the officers got out of the car to apprehend him, he tried to escape by driving across a garden before crashing into an unmarked police car. He continued to flee along Hope Close before colliding with another unmarked police car before being arrested.

The car being driven by Stacey was later found to have been stolen from Lutterworth over the night of March 1 to 2.

Stacey was also found to be in possession of cannabis, amphetamines, and ecstasy. He was wearing a jacket stolen from the burglary in Chancery Lane.

In interview Stacey admitted he was one of the men seen on the CCTV taken from Chancery Lane.

He also directed officers to the location of the stolen Ford Fiesta that was parked in Golden Eagle Close, near to where he was arrested.

Stacey was jailed after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods, burglary, dangerous driving, possession of MDMA, possession of amphetamine, possession of cannabis, going equipped for theft of a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

Stacey also asked for six vehicle offences committed in North Warwickshire to be taken into consideration.

Another man, Thomas Black, 27, of Hope Close, Keresley End, was found to be in possession of the watch stolen from Chancery Lane after being arrested by officers investigating vehicle crimes. Officers also seized a stolen electric golf caddy from his house.

He was jailed for four months after pleading guilty to two counts of handling stolen goods.

Det Con Sian Cook, from Nuneaton Proactive CID, said: “This was an excellent result following a series of crimes on the north of the county.

“Stacey is a persistent offender, but our persistence proved greater in tracking him down and bringing him to justice.

“Burglaries cause considerable distress and upset to victims, and we will not tolerate them.

“I hope this conviction will serve as a warning to others and lead to reduction in offending.”



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