A CRIMINAL described as a “one man crime spree” has been jailed for two years and 10 months.
Wayne Harvey, of no fixed abode, carried out his spate of offending across Warwickshire over a three-week period in May and June this year starting when he stole skin care products from a chemist in Leamington on May 29.
The 36-year-old returned to the same store three more times over the next five days stealing a total of £675 worth of skin care products.
Over the course of 15 days, he stole more than £1,100 worth of skin care products, alcohol, laundry products, meat, coffee, and cleaning products from four shops in Leamington, Arley and Nuneaton.
Then on June 16 Harvey targeted a woman delivering parcels in Tomkinson Way, Nuneaton.
While her car was unattended Harvey jumped in and tried to drive away.
The victim tried to stop him but was dragged along by the car suffering injuries to her foot and hand.
The vehicle was recovered a short time later with the parcels missing.
And on June 14, Harvey stole cash and a bank card from a house in Arley. He later used the card to make five transactions.
Harvey was arrested in Riversley Park, Nuneaton on June 20 after being identified as the offender in the Tomkinson Road aggravated vehicle taking.
At Warwick Crown Court last week he pleaded guilty to assault, aggravated vehicle taking, five counts of fraud and 12 counts of theft.
Detective Constable Rich Bull from Nuneaton Proactive CID said: “Harvey is a one-man crime spree, and we welcome the fact he has been jailed. This is good news for his victims and the local community who are now free from his prolific offending.
“Harvey had no regard for his victims to the point where he dragged one of them along the road causing her injuries that could have been so much worse.”