Updated March 06, 2017 18:18:15
A Canberra man who went on a five-day crime rampage has apologised to his 39 victims, and will be allowed out of jail for drug rehabilitation after striking a deal with some of them.
Michael Paul Forrest, 24, was arrested in July 2015, when he was initially charged with 97 offences, although he later pleaded guilty to only 37 charges.
The crime spree took place in suburbs throughout the ACT, from Gold Creek in the north to Kambah in the south.
He repeatedly broke into cars, smashing windows, many of them in underground secure carparks.
In several cases he took keys, worked out the addresses of the owners from receipts in the cars, and then burgled their homes.
He damaged nearly 40 …