'Career burglar' caught hiding in bushes near Greenhithe train station
PUBLISHED: 15:10 31 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:24 01 September 2017
Steven Hilden broke into a home and stole jewellery in July
A burglar who tried to hide from police in bushes near Greenhithe train station has been jailed.
Steven Hilden, 26, of Basildon Road, Abbey Wood, broke into a home in High Street just after 9pm on July 21.
Once inside the “career burglar” stole jewellery and other items, fleeing on a black bicycle.
A neighbour saw him riding away and managed to chase him down to Greenhithe for Bluewater train station, where the neighbour and Hilden’s victim confronted him.
Hilden tried to flee once again, but police soon found him hiding in nearby bushes, just metres away from a black bag filled with loot.
On Monday, August 21, Hilden was jailed for three years after he was found guilty of one count of burglary.
Investigating officer DC Kati Edge said: “Hilden is a career burglar who shows little to no remorse for his actions or the impact they will have on his victims.
“I hope his sentence will be of some solace to the victims and encourage Hilden to change his destructive behaviour upon release.”