'Nice one judge' - prolific criminal Lyndon Stein reacts to burglary sentence

Lyndon Stein

Lyndon Stein

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A PROLIFIC armed robber called out “nice one” to a judge as he was sentenced for two house burglaries that he committed while on the run from prison.

Lyndon Stein, who is also serving a 13 year term for a seven week nationwide robbery spree that included a host of St Helens shops and a bank, told a judge that he was representing himself.

“I’m not going anywhere, do what you have to do,” he told Liverpool Crown Court.

Sentencing him to two and a half years to run concurrently, Judge Alan Conrad, QC, said: “That’s one of the most effective and shortest pleas in mitigation I have heard.”

As Stein, who is currently in Walton Prison, was led to the cells he called, “Nice one” to the judge.

Stein, aged 50 and currently in Walton Prison, pleaded guilty to breaking into a house in Highfield Street, Peasley Cross and another in Elston Avenue, Newton-le-Willows.

He had five other offences taken into consideration.

The crook, who has connections to Newton-le-Willows and Parr, admitted two burglaries at Elston Avenue, Newton, and Highfield Street, Peasley Cross, between May and June last year.

In Newton he stole £1,500 in cash, two bicycles, a laptop computer, an iPad, a playstation and a halogen oven worth £1,310.

His raid in Peasley Cross netted him two laptops, an Armani watch, car keys and a set of golf clubs valued at £2,280.

The break ins happened during his crime wave in May and June last year, which included robberies at banks, building societies, hops and off licences.

He had escaped from an open prison in Buckinghamshire before going on the spree, which was fuelled by heavy drug taking.

During the raids he would pretend to have a gun by holding a metal tube, tree branch or pole inside a plastic bag to threaten staff.

He was finally captured in June last year when police found him holed up at an address on Catherine Way, Newton-le-Willows.

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