A burglar caught on camera with a laptop he had stolen from a house just a few hours earlier has been jailed for three years.
Alexander Vincent Wright, aged 23, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday after admitting a charge of burglary, with four other offences taken into consideration.
Wright broke into a house in Beanhill on the morning of Tuesday, September 3 after forcing open a ground floor window. He stole a laptop, a PlayStation 3 and games.
He then took the stolen laptop to a market in Milton Keynes and sold it to a trader, who took a photo of him as a form of identification (pictured).
Wright was arrested the following day.
Investigating officer Det Con Barry Jones, of Milton Keynes CID, said: “Wright was already on licence at the time of these offences after he was released from prison following a custodial sentence for a burglary he committed in January 2012.
“His licence was revoked on August 27 as he had breached the conditions attached to it.
“Within just a few hours of stealing the laptop in the Beanhill offence, Wright took it to a local market and sold it, brazenly posing for a photo taken by the trader as a form of identification.
“I am pleased with the three-year jail sentence and hope it acts as a deterrent to other people who wrongly believe they can break into people’s homes and businesses and not face any consequences.”