Burglar who committed offences in Leicester and Loughborough pleads guilty
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A burglar who committed a number of offences in Leicester and Loughborough has pleaded guilty at a hearing at Leicester Crown Court.
Between 28 February and 20 March this year Abdi Gani Mohammad broke into three homes, a commercial business and two vehicles.
CCTV footage obtained from the area led to 29-year-old Mohammad being identified by an officer as the suspect for these offences.
On 23 March he was arrested after CCTV operators saw him acting suspiciously in the Loughborough area.
Upon arrest he was found with a Canon camera which was identified as being stolen from a property in Chestnut Street, Loughborough. A bank card was also found on him which had been stolen from a car parked in Baxter Gate, Loughborough.
Other incidents he was linked to include an attempted burglary at a house in Belgrave Avenue, Leicester, a burglary at a business in Churchgate, Leicester, burglary at a house in Gladstone Avenue, Loughborough and a theft from vehicle in Ascot Road, Leicester.
He was subsequently charged with attempted burglary dwelling, burglary non-dwelling, burglary dwelling with intent to steal, burglary dwelling and two counts of theft from a motor vehicle.
At a hearing on Monday (12 June), Mohammad of Birstow Crescent, Leicester, pleaded guilty to all the offences. He is has been remanded into custody and is due to be sentenced at a later date.
Police Constable Yaz Jordan was the investigating officer, she said: “The evidence against Mohammad was overwhelming so he had no choice but to plead guilty.
“His actions caused a number of people a great deal of distress. In one case the occupant of the house came face to face with him in her hallway and pushed him out.
“Being a victim of burglary is a traumatic experience for anyone and for some it can have a lasting emotional impact. The impact isn’t just financial - the thought of someone in our home, our safe place, looking through our personal things can leave us feeling violated and vulnerable.
“We take these offences extremely seriously and will bring people to justice for their actions.”
If you have concerns about the safety of your home or property there is a wealth of advice and information on the force website www.leics.police.uk which may assist you.