WATCH: Burglar Found Hiding Behind Bandit After Breaking Into Nottingham Casino Jailed

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Last Updated 16th May 2024, 04:47 PM

WATCH: Burglar Found Hiding Behind Bandit After Breaking Into Nottingham Casino Jailed

Main Street, Bulwell, Nottingham, where a burglar was caught hiding in a casino and subsequently jailed. (Image: Craig Yates / Alamy)

A burglar who was found hiding behind slots after breaking into a UK casino location has been jailed.

Officers attended the business in Main Street, Bulwell, Nottingham, at around 11.45 on Friday (10 May), following reports an intruder was still inside. 

A video of the burglar playing hide-and-seek with the police has been uploaded to the Nottingham Police X page.  

An intoxicated Brooklyn Anthony was discovered curled up inside a cupboard behind the gaming machine area. Anthony had hidden in a cupboard behind a slot machine, looking to evade security, but was eventually found.


CCTV Captured the Burglar’s Antics

When officers later reviewed CCTV footage, he was seen lurking about inside the casino, kicking doors, shaking a change machine and trying to open cupboards. 

The 23-year-old of Marton Road, Nottingham, was arrested, charged, and pleaded guilty to burglary when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (May 13). 

Footage of Anthony’s break-in was shared by the Nottinghamshire Police, showing the full ordeal. 

Anthony was jailed for four months. Safe, his gamble didn’t pay off. 

Officers Commended for Their Swift Response

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.”

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Most of my career was spent in teaching including at one of the UK’s top private schools. I left London in 2000 and set up home in Wales raising four beautiful children. I enrolled at University where I studied Photography and film and gained a Degree and subsequently a Masters Degree. In 2014 I helped launch a new local newspaper and managed to get front and back page as well as 6 filler pages on a weekly basis. I saw that journalism was changing and was a pioneer of hyperlocal news in Wales. In 2017 I started one of the first 24/7 free independent news sites for Wales. Having taken that to a successful business model I was keen for a new challenge. Joining the company is exciting for me especially as it is a new role in Europe. I am keen to establish myself and help others to do the same.

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