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Teen burglar from Rochester jailed following Medway crime spree

A thief who posted videos and photos on social media of himself breaking into a car, has been jailed.

Dylan Monks, 19, from Rochester, was jailed for 19 months at Maidstone Crown Court after admitting six counts of burglary, aggravated vehicle taking and handling stolen goods.

Monks, of Sir Evelyn Road, was 17 at the time of the offences, admitted burgling the properties in the early hours across Medway last year.

Between February 5-6, an Audi was stolen from the driveway of a property in Albany Road, Rochester, after the car keys were grabbed from inside the house.

A laptop was also taken from a second home in the same road.

A third break-in was reported in Seaview, Isle of Grain, which happened on February 6, where keys, phones and cash were stolen.

Another house in this road was also burgled shortly after where car keys to two vehicles were also stolen.

Monks has been jailed for a year and seven months
Monks has been jailed for a year and seven months

Jewellery was also taken from a house in Imperial Road, Gillingham, which led to Monks' arrest on February 8.

While making inquiries, officers found the videos and photos of Monks and another person stealing the Audi.

The stolen laptop and other items were discovered in a premise used by Monks along with red gloves which could be seen in the social media videos.

During the investigation, a 16-year-old boy from London was also arrested after jewellery stolen from the home in Imperial Road was found in his possession.

He was subsequently charged with three counts of burglary, aggravated vehicle taking and theft and is due to be sentenced at a later date.

Monks was arrested on February 8 last year. Stock picture
Monks was arrested on February 8 last year. Stock picture

Investigating officer PC Tom Slocombe said: "Monks brazenly posted videos and photos of himself committing these crimes, without any care of being caught.

"He targeted several addresses where residents were at home sleeping and caused them considerable stress and upset.

"He is a prolific burglar and I hope that the victims of his crimes can rest a little easier knowing he has been jailed."

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