Doncaster burglar jailed after car chase

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A Doncaster man has been jailed for three years and eight months by Sheffield Crown Court for burglaries that ended in a dangerous car chase.

Lewis Robson, 21, of no fixed address, admitted aggravated vehicle taking and two counts of burglary in the Balby area.

Last May, Robson forced entry to a property on Belmont Avenue and stole various items including a laptop, flatscreen TV and mobile phones.

He was arrested by police, charged with the offence and appeared at court where he was granted bail.

But in August last year, he burgled a property on Ventnor Close, stealing the keys to a Vauxhall Corsa and taking the car.

Police located the Corsa and Robson in the Armthorpe area the same evening, but he failed to stop and increased speed to get away.

A police pursuit ensued in a bid to stop and detain him from continuing to drive dangerously as he travelled from Armthorpe and southbound on to the M18.

Robson eventually lost control of the car while trying to drive the wrong way around a roundabout and hitting a kerb on the A57 in Aston, Rotherham.

He abandoned the car and ran off into a wooded area, and with assistance from the police helicopter, he was found hiding in an outbuilding by officers on the ground.

He has also been disqualified from driving for two years.