A callous and prolific burglar who carried out a burglary spree across Wolverhampton and Birmingham has been jailed for 10 years at Birmingham Crown Court.
Nicholas Mason , aged 44 from no fixed address, was responsible for 22 burglaries at homes across Wolverhampton and Birmingham between 31 May and 8 June last year.
He stole personal possessions, cars and bank cards which he then used to fraudulently buy items from shops.
Following extensive CCTV enquires, witness descriptions and fingerprint and DNA evidence recovered at the scene of the burglaries and from the cars he had stolen, officers were able to immediately identify Mason.
He was apprehended two days later on 8 June after being hit on the head by a homeowner who found Mason in his garden in East Park, Wolverhampton, with a laptop and phone.
Mason was arrested and charged with 25 counts of burglary. Following a nine week trial, where Mason represented himself, he was found guilty of 22 burglaries and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
DC Alan Reeves from the Birmingham East High Harm Team, said: “Mason’s offending during that week last year was out of control. He has shown no regard for the terror and upset he has caused so many people and in particular his victims. There has not been a shred of remorse or acceptance of responsibility for his actions throughout the proceedings.
“During the trial Mason called all of his victims to give evidence; this has been a traumatic and painful time for all of them, but they have all shown incredible courage and resolve throughout the process. I hope the outcome at court today offers them some comfort.”