A BUNGLING car burglar has been jailed after he 'paraded' high-performance motors he had stolen for sale on social media - with some of them sold to Bradfordians. 

Reece Callum Davidson, 25, pleaded guilty to stealing more than a dozen cars after videos surfaced on TikTok of him with the nicked vehicles.

He had targeted properties in York and its surrounding villages with high-specification cars parked outside between May and October 2022, police said.

While several cars have been recovered, some were sold to buyers from Bradford, Wakefield, Hull and London and a number of them are yet to be found.

In total, he stole seven VW Golf Rs, a Golf GTE, a Golf GTi, a VW T-Roc, a BMW M3, an Audi S3, and a Seat Leon Cupra, along with other goods from homes.

Footage later appeared on TikTok showing a balaclava-clad man, believed to be Davidson, driving the pilfered performance cars, which were later advertised for sale.

North Yorkshire Police later launched a probe into the spate of so-called 'Hanoi burglaries', where robbers break into homes to steal car keys.

They later found Davidson had damaged the locks on the doors and windows of his victims' properties - before grabbing their keys and driving off in their motors.

Davidson, of Acomb, North Yorkshire, had been handed down a five-year jail term for past offences in March last year.

And he was given a further four years in prison at York Crown Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to 13 burglaries and 12 car thefts.

He also admitted two counts of handling stolen goods, a burglary at Tadcaster Yorwaste site, and one attempted house burglary.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Oliver Dalby, of North Yorkshire Police, said: "The victims of Davidson's offending have been profoundly affected by his crimes.

"Some of them awoke in the middle of the night to find him in their home wearing a balaclava. I can only imagine the fear that such an experience would cause.

"I would like to thank them for their support and patience throughout the investigation.

"The successful outcome is a result of hundreds of hours of work by dedicated officers and the strength of the evidence gathered has left Mr Davidson with no option but to admit his guilt."