Three plead guilty to Jewellery Quarter thefts as police say 'we worked hard'

Three people have pleaded guilty to several theft offences in the Jewellery Quarter. The two men and women admitted their guilt in court after a string of thefts in the shopping district.

Christina Cooper, 31, was arrested on June 12 and charged with four offences of theft and possession of Class-A and Class-B drugs. She appeared at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on June 15 where she pleaded guilty to the offences. She will be sentenced on June 27.

Dominic Richards, 29, was also arrested on June 12. He was charged with 18 offences of theft.

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He admitted his guilt at the city's magistrates' court on June 15. He will be sentenced on July 1.

Matthew Burns, 27, arrested on June 22, was charged with 17 offences of theft. He pleaded guilty at the same court yesterday and will be sentenced on July 22.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: "Two men and a woman have been charged with numerous theft offences in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Officers from the Jewellery Quarter neighbourhood team have been working hard at tackling theft in the area, along with a number of issues.

"The Jewellery Quarter neighbourhood team, led by PS Richard Bastable, have responded to the issues in the area by increasing patrols, using a mixture of plain clothes and uniformed patrols - and under the guise of Op Lakoton - which aims to reduce theft offences."