Burglar jailed after neigbours identified him using FACEBOOK

March 5, 2013 | by | 1 Comment
Isaac Barry burgled a home but was identified using Facebook

Isaac Barry burgled a home but was identified using Facebook

A prolific burglar who was caught red-handed after neighbours identified him using Facebook has been jailed.

Isaac Barry, 18, broke into a house and stole a flat screen TV, jewellery and £300 worth of goods.

But his plot was foiled when suspecting neighbours spotted Barry and his accomplice lifting the heavy TV set over a bordering fence.

They recognised the robber and used the social network site Facebook to provide police with a positive identification.

Detectives also discovered footprints at the scene and were able to match the prints to trainers owned by Barry when they arrested him.

He was sentenced to two and a half years at Peterborough Crown Court on Monday after pleading guilty to burglary, following the offence on February 23.

Judge Nic Madge gave the thief credit for his guilty plea and handed him the reduced two and a half year term.

Gemma Stokes, defending, said Barry had turned to burglary to fund a cannabis habit and pay overdue rent and bills.

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  1. Kath says:

    He wasn’t a robber, he was a burglar. Very big difference.

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