A man has been charged with five burglaries in Harpenden and has admitted to committing a further 40 across the county.
Dennis Skiller, aged 32 and from Eagle Close in Leighton Buzzard, was arrested on 9 May.
He admitted five burglaries which occurred in Harpenden between May 3 and 5. Having spent time in custody, he admitted a further 40 offences which took place in Berkhamsted, Tring and Harpenden, as well as in Buckinghamshire.
He appeared at Hatfield Remand Court yesterday and was remanded into custody. He is next due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on May 29.