Prolific offender given CBO

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Prolific offender given CBOA prolific offender has been made subject to a three year order and jailed after being convicted for carrying out a burglary in Southend.

Chief Inspector Neil Pudney, District Commander for Southend, was quick to praise his officers after Raymond Potter, 37, of no fixed address, was convicted for one count of burglary yesterday, Tuesday 30 July.
Potter was additionally jailed for 18 months for the offence at Basildon Crown Court.
Chief Insp said: “This a brilliant example of the proactive policing approach being delivered in Southend.
“Not only has a prolific offender been arrested and evidence obtained leading to a custodial sentence but a three year Criminal Behaviour Order successfully applied for.
“This enhances our ability to prevent and disrupt his offending. The use of ancillary orders is so important.
“Proactive policing is not just about arrest and enforcement but about proactively preventing crime and this is an excellent example of the approach we are taking to tackle prolific offenders in Southend.”
At around 4.30am on 6 August 2018, a woman was woken by noise coming from her property in Brighton Avenue and went downstairs to investigate.
She found her front door open and Potter in her front garden.
Potter pretended that he had just seen a man run from her property, confusing the woman, before fleeing himself.
Two laptops, a laptop bag containing a bank card, wireless speakers and tobacco were taken.
A glove belonging to Potter was left on a chair and this was later linked back to him.
A neighbour subsequently located the laptops dumped close the victim’s address and returned them to her.
Potter was arrested at around 4.10am on 27 August 2018 in Valkyrie Road before being positively identified in an identification parade.
Councillor Martin Terry,  cabinet member for community safety and customer contact at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, said: “I’d like to thank Essex Police for their swift and professional action in this case.
“Securing a Criminal Behaviour Order decreases the likelihood of the individual committing crimes upon his release and gives authorities greater powers to swiftly address any future offending behaviour.
“It is a proactive approach to preventing crime, rather than just responding to crime once it has happened, and it as an approach I wholeheartedly support.”
Potter’s Criminal Behaviour Order prohibits him from entering any vehicle without the owner’s permission and being in possession of a bank card, credit card or identification in someone else’s name.
He is also banned from being in possession of any tool, face mask or face covering unless at home or during legitimate employment.

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