Buddi Tag helps convict thief

Grimsby: Simon Elmstrom jailed for 38 months

9 Aug 2016

Buddi Tag data has helped the force to secure a 38 week jail term for a Grimsby thief.
Simon Elmstrom, 34, of Freeman Street, admitted two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, one of stealing number plates and three of making off without payment for fuel, when he appeared before Grimsby Magistrates Court on August 4.
He also admitted committing further offences whilst subject to a suspended sentence, conditional discharge and community orders.
A key piece of evidence in the investigation was the use of Elstrom’s Buddi Tag to place him in the areas where the crimes were committed.
A blue Citroen C1, stolen on August 1, was also recovered by the team.
Sergeant Tony Petty said: “This is an excellent example of the important work being completed within the intelligence unit and the Integrated Offender Management (IOM) teams, which has seen a prolific criminal being taken off our streets.”