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Cambridgeshire burglar jailed after being caught by doorbell CCTV

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A burglar has been jailed after he was identified on doorbell footage.

Kevin Eastwood, 45, of no fixed abode, walked into a home in Beaufort Drive, Buckden, Cambridgeshire, in the early hours of 7 November 2021, and was heard by the occupants rummaging through the cupboards.

Kevin Eastwood, 45, was caught, and jailed, for break ins after being caught by doorbell footage

Kevin Eastwood, 45, was caught, and jailed, for break ins after being caught by doorbell footage

When he was challenged by the owner of the property, Eastwood made off with a bottle of rum, a bottle of gin and two pairs of headphones.

The occupant called police and also notified residents on a local Facebook page of the burglary.

As a result, one of his neighbours checked their Ring doorbell footage and found Eastwood had attempted to open his front door, shortly before his neighbours burglary took place.

Using the images from the camera, police were able to identify Eastwood and he was found with some of the stolen items.

Eastwood, of no fixed address, was sentenced to 587 days in prison at Huntingdon Law Courts on Wednesday (18 January) after pleading guilty to burglary and attempted burglary.

PC Andy Smith, who investigated, said: “Thanks to the CCTV images from the neighbouring property we were able to identify Eastwood and put him before the courts. CCTV and doorbell footage often proves invaluable when investigating burglaries.”

 

 

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