A MAN has been jailed after he was convicted of stealing high-performance motor vehicles in Denham and London.

Carlton Singh, 32, of Austin Road in London, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft in a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court on June 8.

Returning to the same court on Tuesday, June 30, Singh was sentenced to a total of two years and five months’ imprisonment.

He was also banned from driving for 29 months and two weeks.

At 3.30pm and 6.50pm on Tuesday, April 28 this year, Singh stole vehicles from Tilehouse Lane in Denham and in Mulberry Walk in London.

He first stole a Range Rover from an address in London, finding inside this vehicle details of the owner and a key for a Porsche in Denham.

Singh then went to that address, stealing the Porsche from the driveway.

Officers from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing located the Porsche being driven in convoy with a Vauxhall van at just after 7pm on the same day at Junction 1 of the M40, and Singh was arrested.

He was charged the same day with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Hayley Sparkes, based at Amersham police station, said: “Singh specifically targeted the address of the Porsche owner after he stole another vehicle belonging to the victim, a 53-year-old man, earlier in the day.

“Quick actions from our roads policing team allowed us to locate the Porsche shortly after it had been stolen.

“Singh was arrested and I am pleased he has now been brought to justice and will serve a significant prison sentence as a result of his actions.

“Thames Valley Police will always thoroughly investigation offences of theft and will bring offenders to justice wherever possible.”