Burglars meet Nemesis

Frankie & Benny's Eastleigh

Frankie & Benny's Eastleigh

Boozy burglars may have met their nemesis after three people were arrested and charged in connection with a burglary at a restaurant in the Town Centre.

Thieves broke in through the roof of Frankie & Benny’s and took a large quantity of booze sometime between midnight and 7.20am on Sunday, October 2.

Quick investigative work by local officers led to the some suspects being identified from CCTV which resulted in three arrests soon after and most of the stolen alcohol being recovered.

An 18 year-old man from Southampton Road and a 17year-old youth, also from the town, were both charged with burglary.

A 23 year-old man from a Southampton Road, Eastleigh was charged with handling stolen goods.

The youth will appear before Southampton Youth court on October 13 and the two men before the magistrate’s court on October 19.

Officers across the area are currently cracking down on burglary as part of the force wide initiative ‘Operation Nemesis’ which is helping to ensure those who are involved in burglary are swiftly caught and brought to justice.

  1 comment for “Burglars meet Nemesis

  1. October 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    So in a society that is claimed to be the most watched in the world by CCTV, criminals in Eastleigh have been caught on CCTV and now face the full force of the law.

    As somebody who has worked in the electronic security industry for many years, I can bear witness to the success of CCTV in town centres that in the past have been places of fear. The use of CCTV in commercial premises as described by the article bears witness that some still think that they are above the law and will of course ‘get away with it’.

    I can understand those who quote civil rights concerns etc over CCTV, but in such cases, generally, the end justifies the means. This is probaably why our law enforcement and security services have managed to keep our country and its citizens reasonably safe.

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