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MetiNews.Com - A lawyer for Liverpool businessman Thomas Mee claimed the money was "legitimate"
Breaking News ! A Liverpool man who was linked to 14 burglaries across the country had £125,000 cash in his city centre apartment. Yesterday Chester Crown court heard how Thomas Mee, 42, was a member of a three-man Liverpool based team that targeted the homes of high net worth individuals across the country. Mee, well-known in Liverpool business circles, worked with Vincent Ball, 52, and John Barlow, 58, to target the homes of wealthy and successful individuals across the country. The career crooks targeted the homes of Raheem Sterling, Jamiroquai star Jay Kay and Bury FC owner Steve Dale. On Friday, Chester Crown court heard how police found £125,000 cash in the Mee's apartment in Beetham Tower. Andrew Alty, defending Mee, said that his client claimed the money was "legitimate". Mr Alty said that the cash, seized by police, was now subject to an ongoing legal process through in the courts. Read More Related Articles Sign up for the Liverpool Echo's newsletters Police seized the money after the three men were arrested last October after a break-in at the home of the Bury FC owner in Prestbury. Ladders were used to gain access to a balcony at the home on Macclesfield Road. The men dropped a collection of watches worth between £300,000 and £500,000 at the scene. The three men were picked up by police shortly after the break-in. Simon Parry, prosecuting, told the court that police found balaclavas, binoculars, crow bars and cloned number plates in a car used by the men.
. The court heard that Mee had offered the items for sale. Mee is well known in Liverpool's business community and was long associated with the Mees Group of companies which specialise in demolition, asbestos removal and site clearance. Mee is no longer involved with the group. Mee, who has been involved in demolition since 2005, was very well connected and worked with some of the biggest developers in the region.
Mee, Barlow and Ball all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle. Mr Parry told the court the men were responsible for 14 burglaries between January 2018 and October 2019 at addresses in Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire, Buckinghamshire and Warwickshire. Judge Steven Everett said that Mee was directly involved in eight of the burglaries. The three men were remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Monday. Mee, of Queens Drive, Liverpool, Ball of Ramworth Place, Liverpool and Barlow of no fixed abode, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle. They were remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Monday.
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