Operation Crooked snares another burglar
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A 55-year-old man is due to be sentenced at Northampton Crown Court later this month in connection with three burglaries at the same commercial premises over a four month campaign.
Lorenzo Douglas of St George's Street, Northampton, pleaded guilty to a total of three offences of burglary at an earlier Crown Court hearing on Wednesday, December 23, last year.
Douglas was arrested on Tuesday, December 22, after he was identified by one of his victims, and swiftly charged with a total of three offences at the office buildings in St George's Street, Northampton.
All three burglaries took place between Wednesday, September 23, and Tuesday, December 22, where Douglas stole keys, a mobile phone, a small quantity of cash (£27) and some milk.
PC Mark Edkins of Northamptonshire Police’s Burglary Team West, who led the investigation, said: “Lorenzo Douglas is a persistent offender who has chosen once again to re-offend despite the support offered to him.
“Although the property lost in this case wasn’t extremely valuable the repetitive nature of his offending needs to be challenged robustly, which I feel we have achieved.
“I am also pleased to see that Douglas has pleaded guilty at the first opportunity as this shows that our early efforts into the investigation have paid dividends.”
Douglas is due to be sentenced at Northampton Crown Court for all three offences next Friday (January 22).
Operation Crooked is Northamptonshire Police’s campaign to reduce all types of burglary, which continues to be one of the Force’s policing priorities to fight crime and protect people.