Prolific Kettering burglar locked up for two years

Jarred Tokens
Jarred Tokens

A prolific burglar who targeted houses in Kettering in a series of overnight raids has been locked up for two years.

Jarred Tokens, 19, of Valley walk, Kettering, admitted committing nine burglaries and two charges of handling stolen goods.

Northampton Crown Court heard on Tuesday Tokens burgled three houses in Kettering over four nights in August and stole electrical items including mobile phones, a Tesco tablet and jewellery.

Joey Kuong, prosecuting, said Tokens committed the burglaries at homes in Stamford Road, Wallis Road and Poplar Road while he was under curfew for a handling stolen goods charge.

He had been found in possession of mats from a Volkswagen Golf stolen in a burglary in Kettering on June 26.

Tokens also asked for six other burglaries in the Kettering area between April 2013 and August 2014 to be taken into consideration.

Mr Kuong said Tokens pointed out the addresses where he had stolen items from during a “drive round” with police.

The court heard Tokens got into the properties through unlocked doors when the occupiers were asleep at night.

Recorder Marcus Tregilas-Davey told Tokens it was not “big or clever” to commit burglaries of this sort and that he had “brought utter misery” to the victims.

Tokens was sentenced to two years in custody for each burglary and one month for each of the handling stolen goods charges. All the sentences will be served concurrently.