Two years imprisonment for prolific Northampton offender
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A 39-year-old man, who had been issued with an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) in a bid to stop his history of stealing, has been sentenced to two years for burglary.
Lee Robert Robins, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to breaking into a residential garage in Ashburnham Road, Northampton at the end of May, when he appeared before the town’s crown court on Thursday, June 25.
On Thursday, May 28, Robins forced open the rear door to the detached garage, but was caught inside the property, and swiftly arrested by police officers before being charged with the offence.
Detective Constable Rebecca Woolliscroft of the Force Burglary Team, who led on this investigation, said: “Lee Robins is a persistent acquisitive crime offender therefore this sentence marks another small victory in Northamptonshire Police’s efforts to reduce victims of crime and make the county a safer place to live.
“Despite initially pleading not guilty and storming out of his initial hearing, Robins had no choice but to alter his plea to guilty due to the weight of evidence against him. We are pleased he has been taken off our streets for two years.”
Robins’ behaviour was so prolific, Northamptonshire Police’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team in partnership with the probation service and other partners, successfully applied for a civil injunction to help safeguard the public from his offending.
On March 23, a two-year ASBI was granted under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, however, after a short period out of prison, Robins started to re-offend.
Northamptonshire Police Anti-Social Behaviour Sergeant, Wyn Hughes, said: “The civil injunction was obtained to both safeguard the public and as an initiative, for Robins to reflect on the harm he was causing the community.
“It was also intended to encourage his participation with the probation service to divert him away from crime, however, after only a short period out of prison, he re-offended and breached the conditions of his injunction on two occasions.”