Man who burgled student accommodation in Bournemouth jailed

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A man who sneaked into student accommodation in Bournemouth and admitted a string of other offences has been jailed.

Daniel Graham Hyett, 29 and of Thorncombe Close in Poole, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday 8 April 2019 after pleading guilty at the same court on Thursday 28 February 2019 to two counts of burglary. He also asked for 11 other burglary offences to be taken into consideration.

He was sentenced to a total of three years in prison.

The burglary offences took place on the afternoon of Saturday 19 January 2019 at flats in Holdenhurst Road.

At 3.10pm one student was in her room when a man entered asking to use a phone charger. She refused and he left. A second student returned to her room 20 minutes later and discovered that her laptop and wallet had been stolen. She reported the incident to Dorset Police.

Officers attended and checked the CCTV system. They saw a man enter the building as other students left at 2.53pm, get into the lift and get off on the 12th floor. He was then seen to leave the building at 3.23pm.

Earlier the same day another student received a knock on his door. He found a man stating that he had been locked out of his room and asked for a phone charger. The victim let him in to use his phone charger. The victim later discovered that his wallet containing his bank card and electronic door pass had been stolen. He reported the burglary to Dorset Police on Monday 21 January 2019.

An officer identified Hyett from the CCTV image and later that day Hyett was spotted in the Windham Road area wearing the same clothing as that on the CCTV footage.

Hyett was arrested and searched. He was found to be in possession of the stolen key card belonging to the burglary victim. He later admitted the offences.

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