March burglar given suspended jail term after being caught by police appeal
A prolific burglar from March has been given a suspended prison sentence after he was traced following a police appeal.
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 in the town in August.
After he was arrested later that month, having been identified by a member of the public, he admitted carrying out seven other raids in the March area between June and August.
Brammer, of Wisbech Road, March, was sentenced to 16 months in prison, suspended for two years, when he appeared before Cambridge Crown Court last Thursday, having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.
He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and complete a nine-month drug rehabilitation programme.
Detective Sergeant Mark Plitsch, of Cambridgeshire Police, 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.”