Teen faces jail for theft of Mercedes

A troubled teenager is today facing the prospect of a prison sentence after he admitted breaking into a house and stealing an expensive car.

IPSWICH: A troubled teenager is today facing the prospect of a prison sentence after he admitted breaking into a house and stealing an expensive car.

Lamar Boyden, 19, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court yesterdayand pleaded guilty to burglary, aggravated vehicle taking and driving a motor-vehicle without insurance.

The Colchester Road resident was jailed for 14 weeks for criminal damage and assault in December last year after he brought Nacton Road to a standstill during a late night siege.

He hurled furniture from a first-floor window, brandished a kitchen knife and threatened to shoot police with a gun during the tense stand-off on November 26.

Police officers had been called when he began smashing his mother's car. He then retreated inside the house, where he threw objects at police officers from a window.

Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to entering a house in Lancing Avenue, Ipswich, on September 14 or 15 this year and stealing car keys and a mobile phone.

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He then went on to take a Mercedes CLK from outside the house which was later involved in an accident causing damage to the vehicle.

After pleading guilty to these offences, he also pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle without insurance.

His case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report.

Judge David Goodin warned him: “You are a young man but these offences are serious ones and may result in the loss of your liberty.”

Boyden was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday.