A prolific burglar has been sentenced to six years in prison at Lincoln Crown Court after admitting to 49 offences in the last year.
Kevin David Talbot, 46, of no fixed address, was charged with three burglaries but admitted to numerous offences across the country, including 24 in Lincolnshire.
Talbot appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on September 21 after detectives from Lincolnshire Police's Fusion Team brought him to justice.
The 46-year-old offender was noticed acting suspiciously in the Saxilby area on the morning of July 3. A description of him was taken and circulated to all Lincolnshire officers.
Talbot then travelled to Harby in Nottinghamshire, where he committed a burglary and stole a car. He drove the car to Lincoln and abandoned it in Longleys Road.
There he noticed an open window on a property. He climbed in via a garage roof and stole a quantity of gold jewellery.
He was making his escape on foot across West Common when a Lincolnshire officer spotted him and recognised him from the description circulated from the Saxilby incident earlier that morning.
The officer stopped and searched him finding the gold jewellery from the Longleys Road offence.
He was charged with the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire burglaries, along with an offence in North Yorkshire, on March 21, where he had left a fingerprint.
Talbot then agreed to take part in Lincolnshire Police’s 'Clean Slate' initiative, providing information to admit a total of 49 offences.
The initiative gives offenders the chance to admit all their crimes for consideration by a judge, also aiming to give closure to victims in terms of seeing the offender responsible for their loss facing justice.
DS Paul Myers of the Fusion Team said: “This is a great result for Talbot’s many victims. He has been given a significant sentence which reflects the gravity of his offences.
"This case demonstrates our commitment to tackling burglary in the county and it also demonstrates the benefit of the Clean Slate initiative, which really works when prolific criminals realise they have reached the end of the road and demonstrate a desire to put their offending history behind them.”