Behind bars: Sean Burchall, 18, admitted five charges of burglary and was remanded in custody until sentencing. *Photo by Kageaki Smith

Behind bars: Sean Burchall, 18, admitted five charges of burglary and was remanded in custody until sentencing. *Photo by Kageaki Smith

A teenager is behind bars after admitting a string of burglaries in St. George’s.

Sean Burchall raided pharmacies, restaurants, shops and schools during his four-day crime wave.

The 18-year-old stole more than $1,300 worth of goods and spent the cash on haircuts, jewellery and alcohol.

He smashed windows and broke down doors to gain access to the properties.

Burchall often struck under cover of darkness and ransacked stores looking for valuable items.

On the night of June 3 the teenager broke into the Café au Lait at the Crystal Caves and stole food.

The next day he raided Robertson’s Pharmacy in St. George’s and stole $50 worth of drugs.

He got in by breaking down the door to the neighbouring doctor’s surgery.

Burchall also ransacked the doctor’s office, leaving paper strewn across the floor, and stole $80.

Over the next three days he raided W.A.G. Boyle’s shoe shop and stole nine pairs of sneakers worth $700. He also took $400 from the Clinic in St. George’s after searching through drawers and cupboards.

Burchall also broke into the East End Primary School, the Island Shop and Conscious Vibes.

He was caught walking the streets of St. George’s moments after trying to break in to the Tavern By The Sea restaurant.

Officers searched his home and recovered one of the pairs of sneakers stolen from Boyle’s.

In an interview, he made a full confession and told officers he had spent the stolen money on jewellery, haircuts and alcohol.

Yesterday at Magistrates’ Court, Burchall, of Hamilton Parish, admitted five charges of burglary and asked for four similar offences to be taken into consideration.

He told the court he wanted to pay back all the money he had stolen.

He admitted he drinks a lot and has a “drug habit”.

He was remanded into custody and will be sentenced later this month.