Burglar tricked his way into guest house

Steven Fuller received 27 months for burglary in Blackpool
Steven Fuller received 27 months for burglary in Blackpool
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A man with more than 100 offences to his name had “made a living” out of breaking into people’s businesses, a judge said.

Steven Fuller tricked his way into a Blackpool guest house by claiming that his key did not work.

Once inside, he got into the private quarters and stole two lap tops, as well as £260 cash.

Fuller, 36, of Pleasant Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to burglary.

He was jailed for 27- months by a judge at Preston Crown Court.

Harry Pepper, prosecuting, said a door marked “private” had been forced at the guest house.

Fuller was identified by a CCTV image.

The victims were said to have been left feeling angry and frightened by what took place, the court was told.

The defendant was described as being a prolific burglar of premises that were not homes.

Judge Robert Altham told him: “You have made your living, if it can be said, by going and stealing over people’s property, by breaking into their businesses.

“Drugs could beat you. People with a record and history such as yours don’t generally last very long”.