Persistent offender pleads guilty to stealing keys, mobile phone, cash and some milk during three burglaries in Northampton

He will be sentenced at Northampton Crown Court later this month

By Megan Hillery
Friday, 15th January 2021, 1:12 pm
Updated Friday, 15th January 2021, 1:16 pm

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 in St George's Street, Northampton.

Lorenzo Douglas, 55, of St George's Street, Northampton pleaded guilty to three offences of burglary at a 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 then he was charged with the three burglary offences that took place at the same office buildings in St George's Street.

Douglas will be sentenced at Northampton Crown Court for all three burglary offences on Friday, January 22.

The burglaries all occurred between Wednesday September 23 and Tuesday December 22. The items stolen by Douglas were keys, a mobile phone, £27 in cash 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 will be sentenced at Northampton Crown Court for all three offences on Friday, January 22.

Operation Crooked is Northamptonshire Police’s campaign to reduce all types of burglary. One year after the campaign was launched, burglaries in Northamptonshire dropped by 34 per cent.