Bournemouth Burglar Jailed After Being Caught On Webcam

15 November 2016, 13:05 | Updated: 15 November 2016, 13:07

A 'prolific' burglar's been jailed for three years after being caught on a webcam raiding a house in Bournemouth.

Justin Guy, 44 and of Castle Lane West in Bournemouth, pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court to burglary on 28 October 2016 and was sentenced at the same court on Friday 11 November.

The court heard that Guy broke into a property on Pine Road through an open upstairs window on Monday 5 September 2016. The property was empty at the time.

He rummaged through the house and stole several items including a computer, games console, iPhone and jewellery.

One of the victims returned to the house at 10.40pm and heard a neighbour shout at Guy, who was climbing over a fence to escape.

Guy was caught on a webcam that had been set up in one of the bedrooms to detect movement.

He was arrested several days later after police issued a wanted person appeal for his arrest.

Detective Constable Christian Bryant, of Bournemouth CID, said: 

"Justin Guy is a prolific burglar whose actions will not be tolerated in Dorset.

"Burglary is extremely distressing for victims, particularly when it is committed in the one place they should feel safest - in their own home.

"I am satisfied with the sentence handed down by the court and my message to anyone committing these types of crimes is Dorset Police will find you and prosecute you.

"Burglars such as Guy are often opportunist and will target properties that look easy to get into. I hope this case will remind residents of the importance of keeping their property secure to deter the likes of Guy from striking."