One burglar behind bars thanks to Operation Brixton, a cross border investigation into a commercial burglary series in Lincolnshire and Essex.
Brady Lee Shaw, aged 41, previously from Leicester, pleaded guilty on Monday at Lincoln Crown Court to three offences of burglary.
Shaw was spotted and arrested in Skegness by CID officers on 12 December 2022, the day after a commercial burglary on the High Street in Skegness, where he stole £400 cash (£360 cash has been recovered by police). He was charged on the 13 December and remanded into custody.
Shaw has stolen cigarettes and tobacco worth around £10,000 and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to the properties he has broken into. He received three years for each offence to run concurrently.
A complex and detailed case was built against Shaw. His guilty plea is a testament to the meticulous and tireless efforts of the officers involved, in particular the officer in charge of the investigation, DC David Bettison. He said, “We understand the impact that a burglary has on businesses and homeowners and so it is a top priority for us. We hope the result is of reassurance that we are doing all we can to see that offenders face justice.”
Shaw pleaded guilty to the following offences:
Burglary at a building in High Street, Skegness, on 11 December 2022, in which £400 in cash was stolen
Burglary at the Post Office in Brakenborough Road, Louth, on 23 May, 2022, in which cigarettes were stolen
Burglary at Co stores in Clacton, Essex in which cigarettes were stolen on 24 December, 2021