Prolific burglar strikes again after prison release

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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A man described in court as a prolific burglar offended again just two weeks after coming out of prison.

Steven Fuller managed to get inside of a staff only area of the Cash Converters shop on Church Street, Blackpool, the town’s magistrates were told.

This man is a prolific burglar with 31 convictions for this type of offence on his record

The 37-year-old, from Pleasant Street, Blackpool admitted burglary in which he attempted to steal cash from a till which had over £1,300 in it.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said: “This man is a prolific burglar with 31 convictions for this type of offence on his record.

“He had only just been released on licence from a 27 month prison sentence.”

The prosecutor said the shop manager came across Fuller crouched in the staff only area.

Fuller tried to flee the premises by jumping over the counter but staff managed to restrain him and called police who arrested him.

Fuller admitted the offence .

His lawyer Steven Townley told the hearing: “This was a spur of the moment opportunist crime when he saw he could get access to the rear office.

“He has financial problems after being released from prison.”