Hapless thief caught after CCTV captured his every move in break-in


Little did Leon Tyler know that when he broke into a house in Nuneaton that his every move was being caught on camera. In fact the footage, which shows him climbing through a window into the kitchen of the home in Gun Hill, led police to catching him.

He was captured on the CCTV camera getting through the window. He then looked around the kitchen, before going into the rest of the house, returning to check the window to make sure he was not being watched.

He went on to steal £4,000 worth of tools. It was after police received the footage of the break-in on April 3, that an officer spotted him just over two weeks later.

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He was riding a bike near his home in Ryder Row. Tyler was wearing the same grey hoodie and black cargo trousers from the CCTV footage. When officers searched his house, they found trainers matching those he wore in the CCTV footage.

In interview Tyler admitted the offence, saying he sold the stolen items for £300 to fund his alcohol addiction. At Warwick Crown Court last week, he was sentenced to 874 days in prison after admitting the burglary.

Detective Constable Abbie Harlock from Warwickshire Police Serious Organised and Acquisitive Crime Team said: "We know the significant impact burglary has on people and I hope this sentence provides reassurance that we are working to bring offenders to justice and the courts take these types of offences seriously."

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