Anyone else been following the case? He's pleaded guilty and seems he was regularly driving from Manchester to Wimbledon to case houses and enter them several times before taking anything. Seems that if he'd not used his car or taken the train he wouldn't have been tied to as many burglaries as a large part of the evidence is ANPR footage of his car in the area.
The Times has an interview with one resident who seems to have had lots of small thefts during which he located the safe and key for it before returning to empty the safe. The resident started setting her burglar alarm after the first few thefts and it went off regularly and her family would find the backdoor ajar. Surely there's not much point setting the alarm if you don't lock the door?