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Would-be burglar caught on cameras seeing if doors are unlocked

Creepy moment would-be burglar is caught red-handed on multiple doorbell cameras seeing if front doors are unlocked in one-night spree where he targeted 15 homes

  • Kennie Owen, 44, tried to break into 15 different homes in one night in Cambs 
  • He was caught by doorbell cameras attached to homes of his would-be victims
  • Owen jailed for three years and two months after admitting 15 burglary attempts

This is the moment a prolific ‘would-be’ burglar was caught on doorbell cameras attempting to break into more than a dozen homes in a one-night spree.

Kennie Owen, 44, targeted at least 15 different homes, trying to walk in through unlocked front doors along the streets of Werrington, Peterborough, Cambs, on July 12.  

Owen however was caught red-handed by the doorbell cameras attached to the homes of his would-be victims.

Yesterday he was sentenced at Huntingdon Law Court, Cambs, to three years and two months in prison after admitting to the 15 burglary attempts. 

Kennie Owen was caught on camera trying door handles of homes in Werrington, Cambridgeshire

The offender was identified as Owen, who was arrested in Bretton on July 16

Cambridgeshire Police called for more doorbell footage to be brought forward after receiving a handful of identical reports after the spree took place.

Video released by police shows him brazenly walking up to four different front doors and trying the handle in an attempt to break in.

In one video he tries the handle with his jumper to avoid leaving fingerprints.

He was eventually identified and arrested in Bretton, Peterborough, on July 16.

Owen appeared at Huntingdon Law Court yesterday where he was sentenced to three years and two months in prison after previously admitting 15 charges of attempted burglary

Video released by police shows him brazenly walking up to four different front doors and trying the handle in an attempt to break in

Detective Constable Matt Reed, who investigated the crime, said: ‘Owen tried his luck that night, hoping to come across a door that was unlocked where he would then carry out a burglary.

‘This is a really good example of simple measures that can be put in place to prevent your home from being burgled, but also in helping us catch any offenders.

‘Video doorbells can sometimes act as a deterrent, but also clearly capture anyone committing crime, as was the case this night.’

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