Spa burglar gets prison for a trio of charges

Scarborough Spa
Scarborough Spa

A teenager who burgled a Scarborough petrol station before breaking into the Spa and trying to burgle a seafront gift shop has been jailed.

Callum Crossland, 19, previously of Humberside, had denied two charges of burglary and one of attempted burglary in relation to the late night law breaking spree on September 12 and 13.

However when he appeared before Scarborough Magistrates Court last week he changed his pleas to guilty.

The court heard that Crossland, who appeared as serving prisoner having been recalled for previous offences. arrived in Scarborough with two others late on the evening of September 12.

They had arranged to stay with friends, but when contact could not be made with their arranged hosts, they began their night of distruction.

The first incident occured at Sainsbury’s petrol station, off Falsgrave Road at around 11.52pm, when police were called to a burglary.

The front glass door pannel had been smashed by a brick, and £166 of tobacco and food were stolen.

Around one hour later police were called to the Spa, where £3,500 worth of damage had been caused after three males had gained access via the suncourt.

The three suspects were eventually picked up at 3.05am by police as they tried to break into the Ancient Warrior giftshop in Foreshore Road.

The two others had been sentences at a previous hearing. Crossland, who asked for seven other offences of a similar nature to be taken into consideration was sentenced to five months custody, to run consecutively to the current sentence he is serving.