Blackpool burglar facing jail for his crimes
A burglar stole more than Â£1,000 of property and caused Â£3,500 of damage when he broke into a Blackpool watersports club.
Gavin Mills also frightened a woman when he tried to burgle her home on Seafield Road, North Shore.
Mills, 38, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to an offence of burglary and a charge of attempted burglary.
The court was told he stole £1,117 of property including bottles of spirits, CCTV equipment and cash from Blackpool Light Craft Club, New South Promenade, between May 10 and 11.
The club offers water sports including sailing, fishing, jet skiing and kite surfing.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Mills was apprehended after his DNA was found on a bottle of cider at the club.
Mills had caused £3,500 of damage when he broke into the club and the locks had to be changed.
On July 3, in the early hours, a woman had fallen asleep in the lounge at her home on Seafield Road.
She was woken by a noise and alerted police. Officers found Mills trying to get out from the rear of the property after trying to force open a window.
Mills had previously been jailed for an offence of burglary.
Steven Townley, defending, did not ask for bail on his client’s behalf and told magistrates: “He accepts receiving a custodial sentence is highly likely.”
Mills was committed in custody for sentence on August 3 at Preston Crown Court, by Blackpool magistrates.