Guilty plea to Northern crime spree

A SUMMERHILL man already in jail for armed robbery has pleaded guilty to a further 31 offences.

Joseph William Freeman, 21, faced the Launceston Magistrates Court from the dock yesterday.

Defence solicitor Adrian Hall said his client pleaded guilty to all charges.

The court heard that Freeman went on a crime spree between August and December last year.

He mostly broke into businesses to steal cash and valuables such as computers.

Freeman's crimes of burglary and theft stretched from the Launceston central business district to Kings Meadows, Prospect, West Launceston, Riverside and Longford.

Mr Hall said that Freeman had previously failed a drug treatment order and drugs had driven his offending.

The matter was adjourned to March 13 at 2.15pm for sentencing.