Our readers help to trace prolific burglar from March caught after he was recognised when CCTV images were posted on line

PUBLISHED: 16:41 07 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:41 07 November 2018

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, August 5. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

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, August 5. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

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A man who went on a burglary spree in March was identified after CCTV images were posted to the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard websites.

An eagle eyed reader spotted the photos and recognise the man, Robert Brammer who had been caught on camera climbing over a fence and stealing a telescope.

Police said the “prolific burglar” was caught and convicted following the public appeal.

Brammer, 42, stole the telescope from a house in Upwell Road, March, on Sunday, August 5.

A police spokesman said: “He was arrested on Wednesday, August 29, 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 (November 1) after pleading guilty to burglary.

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.”

To find out more about and how you can protect your home, visit our website: https://www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Burglary

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