Prolific offender jailed following crime spree in Worthing
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A man been jailed after committing 16 offences including burglary and assault over a two-week period in Worthing.
Frazier Furlong, 27, of no fixed address, has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment for three counts of assaulting an emergency worker; two counts of burglary; two counts of obstructing a constable from performing their duty; theft; fraud; attempted burglary; possession of cocaine and five counts of criminal damage for incidents that span from 28 October to 8 November.
On 28 October, Furlong attempted to break into a property in Poulters Lane, Worthing. After he was unsuccessful, he went to another property on Offington Drive where he damaged a TV and a car which was parked in the drive.
He was then arrested and taken to Worthing Custody Centre, where he assaulted an officer.
On 2 November, he broke into a pub on Warwick Street, Worthing and stole alcohol, before breaking into another pub in Brighton Road.
Later that day he smashed a car window and proceeded to resist arrest.
On 8 November, Furlong stole an Xbox from Currys in Lyons Farm, Worthing and went on to sell it at a pawn shop before smashing the windows of two shops in Brighton Road and Warwick Street.
He was then arrested and searched where he assaulted an officer and resisted arrest. He was also found in possession of cocaine.
Furlong pleaded guilty to all 16 offences and was sentenced when he appeared at Crawley Magistrates' Court on 8 January.
Detective Inspector Gary Jacobs said: “Furlong caused a huge amount of distress to his victims and committed a number of unacceptable crimes in a short time frame.
"This is an excellent result and a huge credit to the team for securing the charges which has led to this sentence."