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Prolific burglar admits seven offences

A man who broke into a string of business across Leicester and taking money has admitted his crimes.

Damion Maloney, 44, was arrested by officers on Thursday (11 August) after being linked to break-ins that took place between 23 June and 2 August this year.

On Friday he was charged with seven counts of committing burglary other than dwelling, relating to the following incidents:

  • A restaurant in Queens Road, Clarendon Park on 23 June

  • A massage business in Narborough Road on 9 July

  • A restaurant in Queens Road, Clarendon Park on 14 July

  • A takeaway in Queens Road, Clarendon Park on 16 July

  • A car modification business in Aylestone Road on 19 July

  • A health centre in London Road on 27 July

  • A juice bar in King Street, Leicester city centre on 2 August

Maloney, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to all offences at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (13 August). He is due to be sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on Monday 12 September.

Sergeant Ben Widdowson, deputy commander for the South Leicester Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA), said: “Maloney is a prolific offender who targeted businesses in both south and central Leicester. I’m grateful to those business owners who provided support and information that led us to identify Maloney as the person responsible.

"Working in partnership with colleagues based in the city centre, we were able to locate and arrest him.

“I hope business owners across the city will feel some relief that he’s been charged in connection with a number of break-ins and is now going to face the consequences of his actions.”

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