March burglar sentenced after CCTV appeal

A prolific burglar has been convicted after he was caught following a public appeal.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 4:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 5:21 pm
CCTV released by police earlier this year

Robert Brammer, (42), was caught after officers released CCTV images of him climbing over a fence and stealing a telescope from a house in Upwell Road, March, on Sunday, 5 August.

He was arrested on Wednesday, 29 August, after a member of the public identified him from the pictures. During an interview he admitted to a further seven burglaries in the March area between June and August.

Brammer, of Wisbech Road, March, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court last Thursday (1 November) after pleading guilty to burglary.

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He was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, and must also complete 150 hours of unpaid work and a nine-month drug rehabilitation programme.

DS Mark Plitsch said: “Brammer is a prolific burglar and thanks to the help of the public we were able to identify him and bring him to justice.

“Tackling burglary is a force priority as the effect it has on families can be devastating.”

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