Brid burglar targeted the vulnerable

A judge has remanded a burglar in prison for targeting four homes belonging to pensioners in Bridlington who are all aged over eighty.

Friday, 6th May 2016, 9:24 am
Updated Friday, 6th May 2016, 10:26 am
Hull Crown Court

Christopher Calvert, 19, burgled two homes in Meadowfield Road and George Street, Bridlington, and attempted to burgle pensioners’ homes at Belvedere Grove and Avocet Way, Bridlington, within two hours of each other.

Calvert, of no fixed abode, got away with a 40 inch Toshiba TV from the house in Meadowfield Road on April 3, but was arrested on the same night trying to run from police.

Calvert appeared from prison custody at Hull Crown Court (Tuesday May 3) and pleaded guilty to two burglaries and two attempted burglaries.

Principal Crown advocate Phillip Evans said: “My case is these burglaries were planned - in that each of them was committed against a person in their eighties.

Even in Bridlington, where there is a high average age, it is no co-incidence that each of them was burgled in the space two hours and all were in 80s. He was arrested running away from a car.”

Defence barrister Paul Norton said there was no application for bail.

“Mr Calvert is under no apprehension as to the most likely sentence,” said Mr Norton.

“However, he is just 19 and has had no involvement with the probation service since he was 18.”

Judge Mark Bury ordered Calvert to stand as he told him: “You will in due course get credit for your guilty pleas. Your advocate has asked for reports. The overwhelming likelihood is you will receive a sentence of immediate imprisonment.

“The only consolation is the time you spend in custody now will count towards that sentence.”

Calvert will be sentenced at Hull Crown Court on May 23. The teenager was remanded in custody.