Man stole cancer charity box

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man stole more than £1,000 in property including a cancer charity box and contents when he burgled an opticians.

Simon Benson, 25, of Radcliffe Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to burglary.

He was bailed for pre-sentence reports and warned by Blackpool magistrates he may be jailed.

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said on March 7 the optician arrived for work at the shop on Lord Street, Fleetwood, and saw lenses on the pavement.

A fire door had been forced open and £1,100 worth of property stolen.

This included a McMillan cancer charity box and contents, spectacles, lenses, frames, stamps, a mobile phone, internet dongle, cash, an opticians magnifying lens and heater for fitting glasses.

Benson’s fingerprints were found at the scene.