A burglar who was found hiding in a garden shed with a stolen bike and bottle of whisky has been jailed. 

Residents on Elm Close, Hendon, phoned 999 on May 10 to report a man who was acting suspiciously, trying car door handles and moving in and out of different properties. 

A police helicopter and police dogs were sent to the area, and officers found Bryan Mockble hiding in a garden shed. 

The 60-year-old was caught with a stolen racing bike and a bottle of whisky. 

An investigation revealed that Mockble was also wanted in connection with three other burglaries in north west London between December and May. 

These included an attempted flat break-in in Hamilton Road, Brent Cross, in December 2023. 

On that occasion he tried to enter through an unlocked door but was scared off by the owner’s dog.

Then on January 17 he stole a laptop and phone from Wycombe Road in Golders Green. 

He was also involved in stealing a PlayStation 5 from Agave Road in Cricklewood. 

At Willesden Magistrates’ Court on June 7 he pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary. 

Last Tuesday (June 25) Mockble, of no fixed abode, was jailed for six and a half years. 

Bryan MockbleBryan Mockble (Image: Met Police)

Inspector Yu Zhang said: “As part of our A New Met for London engagement events we have carried out locally, we actively listened to the concerns of our communities. 

“Your voices have been heard and we are dedicated to reducing crime through community crime fighting initiatives. 

“We are dedicated to reducing crime through these plans, operating in five boroughs across north west London and collaborating with partners. Our goal is to address issues effectively, enhance safety, build trust and minimise criminal activity across London. 

“Apprehending prolific offenders like Bryan Mockble is a crucial aspect of our strategy and this is an excellent result.”