A TEENAGE car thief was remanded in secure accommodation to await sentencing for stealing vehicles.
The 16-year-old from Wolverham, asked for 10 further offences to be taken into account after pleading guilty to two counts of breaking into houses to take car keys, and two of taking the cars.
On August 24 the teenager stole £80 from a house in Woodstock Road and keys to a Renault Coupe.
He then drove off in the car which was later discovered damaged.
The following day the defendant broke into a house in Chester Road, Great Sutton, stealing £50, a laptop, an iPod, keys to a Mercedes C220 and the car itself.
At Chester Magistrates Court on Wednesday, prosecutor Julie Barr said: “He was arrested on August 26 at his home address, cautioned and arrested.
“He was given time to go upstairs and get dressed but he jumped out of a window and made off. He was at large until September 15.”
A member of the youth offending team told the court the boy was classed as highly vulnerable because members of his family had committed suicide.
Convicted of two counts of burglary, two counts of stealing cars and one of escaping custody, he will return to the court for sentencing tomorrow.