Motorcycle gang teen burglar locked up after leaving a trail of destruction
A teenage member of a motorcycle gang has been locked up for leaving a trail of destruction at break-ins in five shops.
Shaun Cameron, aged 18, and a youth, used mopeds to raid small businesses, leaving owners counting the cost of more than £11,000 in a little over a week.
Cameron and his accomplice ransacked stores, partly to destroy any CCTV evidence, Plymouth Crown Court heard.
They used their helmets as disguises and in one case used a moped to smash through a shop door.
The court heard that the raids had a devastating impact on the small businesses – with one shop owner almost breaking down in tears.
Sending Cameron to a Young Offender Institution for 27 months, Judge Paul Darlow said: “There was a significant loss, there was ransacking and vandalism, particularly where surveillance equipment was involved.” ..Read More..