Jail ‘likely’ for sneak thief who targeted string of Skegness businesses

Court News.
Court News.

A sneak-in burglar who targeted a string of businesses in Skegness and Coningsby has been warned to expect jail.

Darren O’ Mahoney, 29, admitted carrying out a “spree” of six burglaries when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court.

The offences occurred over a four month period between August Bank Holiday and Boxing Day, the court was told.

During the first burglary on August 28 O’Mahoney admitted stealing £80 from the Coningsby Pet and Aquatic Store.

O’Mahoney pleaded guilty to stealing a wallet and it’s contents from the club house at Richmond Holiday Camp on September 27.

He also admitted stealing £100 from Skegness Working Men’s Club on November 12 and a handbag from the Sun Hotel in North Parade, Skegness, on December 16.

O’Mahoney also pleaded guilty to stealing £50 from the Lucky Strike crazy golf course on December 22 and £160 from the Embassy Centre on Boxing Day.

Andrew Scott, prosecuting, said the Crown Prosecution Service would be withdrawing three other similar offences faced by O’Mahoney.

O’Mahoney, of South Parade, Skegness, pleaded guilty to six charges of burglary between August 28 and December 26 last year.

Judge Sean Morris agreed to adjourn sentence on O’Mahoney for a probation report but warned him a jail sentence was inevitable.

“On the face of it I can’t see any other way of dealing with this man except a custodial sentence,” Judge Morris said.

“He has had it too easy and it is time he learnt a lesson.”

O’Mahoney was remanded in custody until he is sentenced on February 7.