AN OSWESTRY man involved in a series of burglaries, stealing more than £12,000 worth of property, has appeared in court.
Martin James Edwards broke into five houses in the Oswestry area taking laptops, mobile phones and jewellery.
At Shrewsbury Crown Court last week 34-year-old Edwards pleaded guilty to two raids in November last year.
Three other burglaries in October and November last year are expected to be taken into consideration by the court when Edwards is sentenced next month.
The first break-in was between October 11 and 18 at a house in Morda Road, when two laptops, two mobile phones and jewellery worth around £5,000 were taken.
On October 22, at a property in Oakhurst Road, a laptop and a digital camera worth £1,500 were stolen.
In a raid on November 1 at the Old Quinta Manse, Bronygarth, three laptops, a PS3 and Nintendo Wii, along with a mountain bike and jewellery, all valued at £4,500, were taken.
Another laptop was stolen in a burglary at Ardmilllan House in Oswestry on November 6, and two days later two TV sets and rings were stolen from a house at Whittington, near Oswestry.
Edwards, of Western Avenue, Oswestry, who is due to be sentenced in the week beginning February 11, was remanded in custody.