Three years for burglar foiled by security devices

EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE

1 Jul 2022

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A ’prolific’ burglar who was foiled by security doorbells has this week been sentenced to three years in jail.

Antony Beaumont (38), of Gee Street, Hull, pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced at Hull Crown Court on Tuesday 28 June. Beaumont was charged with 11 counts of attempted burglary and convicted of seven of them, with the other four to remain on file.

The charges relate to incidents in the Anlaby Common area of the East Riding in the early hours of Wednesday 9 February.

Sgt Andy Bradley said: “I am pleased with the sentence handed down to this prolific burglar who looked for any opportunity to break into people’s properties.

“Theft and burglary are serious offences that cause great distress to residents. We will continue to do everything we can to disrupt criminals who think they can carry out crimes of this nature.

“We would encourage residents to take precautions to ensure their home is as safe as possible, especially as the warmer months have arrived.

“Make sure your doors and windows are closed and locked when you are not in a room. We would also recommend burglar alarms and security lighting and, where appropriate, security doorbells.

“Beaumont was caught out here because a number of residents had captured images of him on their home security devices, which meant we were able to quickly arrest him before he could commit any other crimes.”

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