Operation Crooked snares another burglar
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A 43-year-old man appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Friday, July 10, charged with a string of burglaries and fraud offences.
Leon Glasgow, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to a total of 12 offences – six residential burglaries, one attempted burglary and five related frauds – which took place in Northampton between June 18 and July 7, this year.
On June 18, Glasgow burgled a house in Fir Tree Walk in Westone, Northampton, stealing a bank card, PlayStation 4, Ipad, Superdry coat and cosmetics. On the same day, he used a stolen bank card five times to purchase goods to a combined value of £130.69.
Glasgow targeted a home in The Lawns, Duston, on June 30, stealing a specialised mountain bike, before committing four burglaries and one attempted burglary in the space of four days.
On July 4, he stole bottles of alcohol from an address in Holyrood Road, Duston, before the following day, stealing a camera Amazon fire tablet and jewellery from a house in Harlestone Road, Duston.
His crime-spree continued on July 6, when he burgled two more homes - one in Bants Lane, Duston where he stole jewellery, an iPad, North Face backpack and some currency, while a purse and Ipad were stolen from a house in The Avenue, Dallington.
On July 7, Glasgow attempted to burgle another home in Harlestone Road, Duston, however on this occasion did not gain entry. He was arrested in Argyle Street by officers from the Burglary Team West, the following day.
PC Tom Hollis of the Burglary Team West, who led the investigation, said: “After a spike in burglaries in Duston and Dallington, officers from the Burglary Team West carried out targeted patrols.
“It was as a result of their in depth knowledge of the various burglaries in the area that they were able to recognise Glasgow as the offender by his appearance. On each occasion he wore a surgical type face mask and hi-vis jacket.”
Glasgow, who was on licence for a robbery offence has been recalled to prison and will be sentenced at Northampton Crown Court for these offences on a date to be fixed.
Operation Crooked is Northamptonshire Police’s campaign to reduce burglary, which continues to be one of the Force’s seven policing priorities to fight crime and protect people.