Burglar jailed after “utterly reckless” Yorkshrie crime spree

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A burglar has been jailed for five years after he went on an “utterly reckless” six-month crime spree.

Ryan Mulvaney, of Station View, Harrogate, was sentenced for 16 offences when he appeared at York Crown Court on Tuesday.

The 41-year-old went on a spree last year which included burglary at a home in Harrogate, dangerous driving, handling stolen goods, fraud and taking cash from a cafe.

He also stole high-value electronic items including a TV and coffee machine from two supermarkets.

He was arrested on the same day after North Yorkshire Police put out a media appeal.

During an extensive investigation, detectives in Harrogate’s Investigation Hub pieced together his offending and charged him with theft, burglary, theft of motor vehicle, dangerous driving, having a blade in public and possessing a class-A drug.

He pleaded guilty to the charges.

North Yorkshire Police said that Mulvaney committed so many offences in a short period of time, detectives had to split the investigation across two teams to secure a prosecution.

Speaking after the sentencing, one of the officers in charge of the investigation, Detective Constable Quita Passmore said: “This was an utterly reckless and prolonged crime spree from a man who can only be described as a habitual offender.

“I hope his victims are as satisfied as I am with the substantial prison sentence he is now serving.”