Prolific Bartley Green burglar who targeted homes across South Birmingham is jailed
Written by Tristan Harris on December 18, 2018
A PROLIFIC burglar who targeted homes in South Birmingham has been jailed for six years.
Joseph Moss gained entry to a house in School Road, Yardley, on May 1 this year, stealing expensive jewellery and games consoles.
Police spotted him in a Nissan Quashqai stolen from another burglary in Bartley Green on May 23.
In a bid to escape, the 25-year-old hit speeds of up to 80mph.
A pursuit ensued in Kings Norton where he dangerously drove on the wrong side of the road before abandoning the vehicle in Shirley and fleeing.
He was arrested in Weoley Castle in June and CCTV connected him to the burglary.
Moss, of Harlech Close, Bartley Green was convicted of burglary, handling stolen goods and dangerous driving following a trial and sentenced to six years at Birmingham Crown Court. He has 22 previous convictions for 40 offences ranging from burglary, criminal damage, theft and possession of class A drugs.
PC Paul Jauncey, from Force CID, said: “Hopefully people around Birmingham will sleep easier at night knowing that Moss is behind bars.
“He had no respect for others, by being a burglar and also putting lives at risk through his driving to try and avoid capture.
“Due to the diligence of officers we were able to identify and bring him to justice.
“He will now have plenty of time in a prison cell to reflect on and break his criminal ways.”