Plymouth teenager told he faces jail term for burglaries
A TEENAGER who robbed a man and burgled three homes has been warned he is almost certain to be locked up.
Damien Roseveare, aged 19, took a rucksack from his victim and stole a computer, a camera and a television set from the properties, Plymouth Crown Court heard.
One resident was attacked during one of the burglaries – though Roseveare told a judge he was not responsible.
Judge Paul Darlow remanded him into custody until a probation officer can prepare a report for sentencing.
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But he said: "Custody is the almost inevitable outcome."
Roseveare, of Providence Place, Stoke, admitted robbing a man of a rucksack with another person in Plymouth on September 18. He also pleaded guilty to the aggravated burglary of a home in Paradise Place the same day.
Roseveare admitted a digital camera was taken and that during the burglary a person inside was subjected to violence. He said he was not the one who attacked the resident.
Roseveare further admitted taking a flat screen television of an unknown value during a burglary at Endeavour Court in Stoke on October 17.
He pleaded guilty to burglary of a home in Craigmore Avenue, Devonport, the very next day, taking a laptop computer and tobacco worth £430.
Roseveare is also due to be sentenced for an affray.
His barrister Piers Norsworthy said he was "anxious to learn his fate". But he asked for the case to be adjourned for a probation report. Roseveare was returned to a young offender institution until December 18.
He is already serving a 15-week custodial sentence imposed by Plymouth magistrates on November 7, for offences including two thefts. Roseveare had failed to comply with an earlier community order.