Birmingham burglar Wayne Green jailed for stealing a BMW from a home in Smethwick

West Midlands Police identified Birmingham thief Wayne Green with the help of CCTV

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A man from Birmingham has been jailed after a burglary in Smethwick earlier this year. 

Wayne Greene, from Quinton, broke into a property on May 25 and stole three laptops and a silver BMW. Police tracked the car to Whitley Court Road, Birmingham where it was left abandoned.

Officer were able to identify Greene being at the home by using extensive CCTV footage from the victim's property and nearby properties. Due to the overwhelming evidence, Greene aged 40, changed his plea to guilty and appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Wednesday (November 15), where he was jailed for two years and eight months.

Burglar Wayne GreenBurglar Wayne Green
Burglar Wayne Green

PC William Moore from the West Midlands Police Neighbourhood Crime Team in Sandwell said: "We know the impact burglaries have on the community and no one should feel unsafe in their own home.  Greene was identified by some really good CCTV footage in the area and we were able to quickly locate, arrest and charge him with theft of a motor vehicle and burglary.

"I hope this sentencing offers residents some reassurance that we are committed to doing all we can to make sure those responsible for burglaries are held to justice."

There are some simple steps to keep your home safe - to find out more about advice and tips to improve the security of your home visit: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/residential-burglary.