A THIEF who specialised in stealing Land Rovers from a car park at Birmingham Airport has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Justin Boylan was caught after his blood was found on one car he failed to get away with. CCTV recordings linked the 39-year-old single dad’s car to other thefts at the airport and at a hotel.
Boylan, of Schoolacre Road, Shard End, pleaded guilty to four charges of stealing Land Rovers at Warwick Crown Court.
Prosecutor Matthew Brook said that security staff monitoring the long stay car park noticed two men acting suspiciously around a Land Rover Defender worth £9,000 in July.
After the two suspects had driven away in a Mondeo, they realised they had tried to ‘hot wire’ the vehicle. And blood inside it was identified as Boylan’s.
When police arrested him, they discovered the suspect Mondeo parked at his home which linked him to a spate of similar offences.
The court heard Boylan had 30 previous convictions for no fewer than 101 offences – including stealing a Land Rover Defender in 2004 and handling stolen Land Rovers in 1998.
Katriona Stanford, defending, said: “He was not the only person involved. He knows people who wish Land Rover Defenders to be taken and offered him the chance to participate. He made no more than a few hundred pounds.”