A brazen burglar stole a family's Jaguar when they were out, then went back to steal their second car after they returned and were reporting the theft.

But even after being charged, Tristram Spencer continued his crime spree, burgling at least one other property, again going back to steal his victim's car as the man called police to report the break-in.

During court proceedings, he admitted being involved in two burglaries in Slough, Cobham, Surrey which were taken into consideration in his sentencing.

The 35 year old career criminal is now beginning a seven year sentence after finally being put behind bars.

Cops began investigating him on January 15 2021 after officers were called to reports of a burglary at a residential property in Banstead, Surrey.

The victims returned home and initially realised their Jaguar XFR had been stolen from the driveway.

When they went inside, they also found the rear patio doors had been smashed and multiple items including a TV, car keys, an Xbox, a PlayStation, a drone and luxury watches had been stolen.

Whilst on the phone to police, another car belonging to the victims to which they had returned home in, was stolen.

An initial search for both stolen vehicles was conducted, but neither could be found.

During their enquiries, cops found CCTV of the suspect returning after the initial burglary to steal the second vehicle.

He was arrested on 1 February 2021 on suspicion of burglary, theft of motor vehicle and driving offences.

He was bailed and later charged for these offences in August 2021.

While he was awaiting trial, he again came to the attention of police on 16 February 2022 following a burglary in Fetcham, Surrey.

The victim had returned to his home to find the rear patio doors of his property had been smashed and multiple items, including car keys, jewellery, sunglasses and a designer bag had been taken.

While on the phone to police, the victim witnessed his BMW being driven away from his driveway having returned home to the devastation left after the burglary.

Luckily, the victim had attached a tracker tag to the stolen set of car keys, which gave police a live location.

Officers were able to see that the keys had come to a stop at an address in Beckenham, South East London.

When officers attended the address, Spencer was seen inside the property and matched the description of the suspect given by witnesses.

After his arrest he told cops "do you want to retrieve their car?".

When searching this address, officers found and seized multiple stolen items including jewellery, the BMW key and even post addressed to the victim of the second burglary.

The victim's vehicle was located the following day, parked up nearby to his address.

He was quickly charged with burglary and theft of motor vehicle and was remanded into custody.

The career crook, from Purley in South London, was jailed at Guildford Crown Court on after admitting multiple offences.

Investigating Officer PC Joseph Brown of Surrey Police said: "Spencer is the definition of a career criminal, who had no remorse for his victims.

"Having just caused devastation within the victims' homes, he would brazenly return whilst the victims were reporting these crimes to steal what can only be described as their last financial asset from under their noses.

"He would make the journey to Surrey and Berkshire, specifically targeting properties, breaking into people's homes, and taking anything of value he could get his hands on.

"Having been given an opportunity by the courts initially to consider the crimes he had committed in Banstead, he showed total disregard to the judicial system and the victim's by continuing to offend.

"This has been a thorough investigation which has resulted in a substantial sentence, meaning a prolific burglar is off the streets.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank colleagues and especially members of the public who came forward to provide us with vital information and CCTV which proved crucial in this case, which gave Spencer no option but to plead guilty to his crimes."