Prolific criminal sentenced following spate of burglaries

Cobain Pearson has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison
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A prolific criminal has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after being charged with multiple offences across Hull.

Cobain Pearson, 29, of Wansbeck Road, Hull appeared at Hull Crown Court on Friday 5 July for sentencing after pleading guilty to burglary dwelling, eight counts of attempted burglary, three counts of commercial burglary and attempted commercial burglary.

A series of incidents occurred between Sunday 10 March and Monday 29 April, including where he he broke into a number of business premises and addresses across Hull and stole items of value. On three occasions, Pearson targeted a business on Ings Road where he stole alcohol and cash, before escaping through a vent in the ceiling of the building.

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In another incident, on Monday 29 April, he broke into an address and stole stole two TVs and two sets of car keys. He fled the scene, taking both vehicles.

Humberside Police pursued multiple lines of enquiry, including reviewing CCTV footage and going house-to-house. Pearson was later identified following a wanted appeal, leading to his arrest on on Thursday 9 May.

Detective Sergeant Ian Holland from our Neighbourhood Crime Team said: “Theft and burglary are serious offences, and we will continue do everything we can to cause disruption to criminals who think it is okay to carry out crimes of this nature.

“This type of prolific offending will not be tolerated, and I am pleased that Pearson can no longer cause harm to members of our community.

“I would like to thank the victims for reporting Pearson’s crimes to us and also the public who assisted in helping us find him. It is thanks to the information provided by the them that we were able to locate Pearson and secure this conviction."