A man who burgled three homes in Blackwood, “brazenly” taunted a homeowner on CCTV and then took off in her car, has been sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court.
Gavin Williams, 40, who was homeless at the time of the offences in January and February last year, pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary and one count of aggravated vehicle taking.
He also pleaded guilty to one count of theft – relating to an offence on May 26 last year in Machen where he stole a £4,000 bike from a man outside a shop.
Williams has 71 previous convictions – 37 of which relate to theft dating back to the mid-nineties.
For Williams, Mr C Evans asked for a delay in the offences coming before the court to be taken into account, and for totality to be considered in Judge Wayne Beard’s sentencing.
He also asked Judge Beard to take into consideration that Williams has been remanded in custody since May 30 last year, and is currently four months into a four and a half year sentence for burglary.
Judge Beard sentenced Williams to four and a half years, to run concurrently with the sentence he is already serving.