Teenager remanded over Farleigh Wick burglary
2:32pm Tuesday 7th January 2014 in News
A teenager who burgled a house where a car was stolen has been remanded in custody.
Jarrant Rice admitted carrying out the raid on the detached house in Farleigh Wick when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Friday.
But the 19-year-old denied the theft of a BMW Coupe which was taken later in the same night.
Rice admitted breaking into the house in Dry Arch, Farleigh Wick, on Wednesday, October 23, and taking electrical items, jewellery and car keys.
But the defendant, who appeared by video link from Bristol prison, denied stealing the black sports car.
Rice, of Bibstone, Bristol, pleaded guilty to burglary but not guilty to a charge of theft.
Paul Grumbar, defending, said "In the burglary the car keys were taken. During the course of the night, after the burglary, the car was taken."
Colin Meeke, prosecuting, said the pleas were acceptable as the burglary allowed the taking of the car.
He said "The car keys, it is right to say, went some little while after the event. Given his theft of the car keys was the facilitation by which the car was taken, that is an aggravating feature."
The court heard he was on a suspended sentence for other matter and is also due to face sentence in Bristol for an attempted burglary.
Judge Douglas Field transferred the case to the city's crown court, where it will be linked with the other matters, and remanded him in custody.