Tipton car key burglar Karl Wilson jailed after crime spree in Sandwell

Karl Wilson stole car keys from homes in Tipton after attempting to access several houses
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A car thief has been jailed after we identified and arrested him on the same day of his crime spree in Sandwell.

Karl Wilson tried to access a number of homes and vehicles in Tipton during the early hours of 18 June this year. The 28-year-old attempted to access more than half a dozen addresses before managing to steal car keys from Oxford Way. Two vehicles were taken.

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However, quick time investigation work by local officers led to Wilson being identified as the prime suspect and he was promptly arrested from his home in Bedford Street, Wolverhampton. One of the stolen cars was found nearby, while officers also discovered property which had been inside one of them at his home.

Wilson pleaded guilty to burglary, seven counts of attempted burglary, six charges of vehicle interference and two theft of motor vehicles. He was jailed for two years and eight months at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Tuesday (July 18).

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We understand the impact of vehicle crime and burglary on our communities and will continue to tackle these issues.”