Nottingham burglar found curled up in a cupboard jailed after failed casino break-in

Brooklyn Anthony was wearing a grey T-shirt at the time this custody picture was taken and has short hair and a beard
Brooklyn Anthony pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates' Court -Credit:Nottinghamshire Police

A Nottingham man who was found curled up in a cupboard at a casino in Bulwell has been jailed. Brooklyn Anthony, 23, of Marton Road, was hiding in the cupboard behind slot machines after breaking into a casino on Main Street.

The incident took place just before midnight on Friday, May 10, and officers attended the scene at around 11.45pm following reports of an intruder.

CCTV footage reviewed by Nottinghamshire Police shows Anthony lurking inside the casino, kicking doors, shaking a change machine, and trying to open cupboards. He was arrested and charged and pleaded guilty to burglary at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Monday, May 13.

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He was jailed for four months. Police Constable Simon Jones, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Officers who attended the scene and those who have investigated the incident should be commended for their rapid and efficient response to this break-in.

"Anthony was heavily intoxicated when officers found him at the scene of this burglary and initially gave a false name. We do not underestimate the impact burglaries of this nature can have on businesses so I’m pleased Anthony has been put behind bars just three days after the offence was committed."