A HAMPSHIRE teenager has been jailed for a string of burglaries and using the victim’s cars as a getaway vehicle.
Charles Fraser-Varney was jailed for 21 months at Southampton Crown Court after pleading guilty to three burglaries involving the theft of vehicles.
The 18-year-old would break into the houses of people he knew through friends and family looking to steal various items, however he would then seek to leave in the victim’s car.
At one address he even had his hair cut while another raid was carried out the day before the funeral of his victim’s mother.
In June last year, Fraser-Varney was stopped by police after being spotted driving a Toyota Yaris erratically along Newlands Road in Blackfield.
Once stopped, the teenager, of no fixed address, tried giving officers a false name.
It was then realised the car had been stolen in a burglary in Ashdown Road, New Forest while the occupants had been on holiday.
Apart from the car stolen he also took a TV, a bike, a PS3 and jewellery.
Every room was ransacked and Fraser-Varney even appeared to have cut his hair while there.
The victim continued to find his hair in her house weeks after the incident.
Fraser-Varney also stole a purse containing cash and cards from a house in Hampton Lane, Totton along with the victim’s son’s car.
The burglary happened the day before the victim’s mother’s funeral.
The impact of this crime occurring at this significantly emotional time was echoed in the victim’s statement heard in court.
He struck again in March at a home in Norfolk.
Fraser-Varney had driven to the address, broken into the home and stolen a transit van and a car, with the help of another person.
After the hearing PC Ian Pierce from Operation Hawk based at Southampton Central said: “All burglaries are distressing, but these crimes had a real and lasting impact on the victims.
"We’re dedicated to identifying offenders and linking crimes together so we are able to put best evidence before the court, to ensure victims get justice.”