Revealed: Prolific criminal’s shocking toll of car crime and house burglaries in Norwich
PUBLISHED: 11:41 03 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:54 03 October 2018
More detail is today revealed about the trail of destruction left across Norwich by a prolific thief - including a host of thefts from cars and six house burglaries.
Kevin Page, of no fixed address, admitted 32 crimes on top of the seven he had been charged with when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court yesterday.
Today the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has revealed that the 32 offences comprised:
■ Sixteen thefts from cars
■ Six house burglaries
■ Six offences of criminal damage
■ Six “interfering with a motor vehicle”.
The 37-year-old had initially been charged after a destructive crime spree at St Mary’s Works car park, near Duke Street, Norwich, but asked for a string of other offences to be taken into consideration before sentencing.
In the spree at St Mary’s Works, Page broke into eight cars, including an Audi RS4 and a BMW, to steal money and personal items.
Other cars involved in the incident were an Audi TT, a Volkswagen Golf, and Audi A3 and a Ford Ka.
Page admitted two counts of theft and five counts of attempted theft between July 17 and 20 this year, as well as one charge of burglary from the weeks leading up to the spree.
Page had previously denied the charges when he appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court days after the offences occurred on July 23.
He also admitted stealing jewellery from a house on Calvert Street, Norwich, between May 31 and June 3 this year.
Judge Andrew Shaw adjourned the case for sentencing to take place on Friday October 5, and Page was remanded in custody until then.
Speaking at the time of the incident, one of the vehicle’s owners said she was “devastated” when she found her car had been damaged, and had to pay more than £100 to repair the damage.
The woman said it appeared as though someone had climbed inside her car after smashing the passenger window.
She said every compartment inside the vehicle had been opened, and that someone had “rummaged” through her paperwork.
She said: “I thought surely they wouldn’t break into my old car because I didn’t have any valuables inside it, but then I went out to have a look and saw the smashed window and was devastated.”