A prolific burglar was caught after he wore shorts throughout a bungled break-in which confirmed off his distinctive leg tattoos.
Adrian Stanton, 42, stole jewelry, electrical gadgets and soccer memorabilia from homes throughout the West Midlands final summer season.
The shorts-wearing criminal was caught on CCTV clambering over a fence after he was spooked by a home-owner.
Adrian Stanton, 42, did not cowl his ink and was caught after a social media enchantment
Stanton is a prolific burglar and has been jailed for 3 years for a spate of summer season robberies
Stanton had made the trouble to cowl his face however uncared for to cowl his physique artwork
Police posted the footage on social media they usually obtained a tip-off from somebody who recognised him from his physique artwork.
Stanton was arrested by beat officers who noticed him in Wednesbury, West Mids., final October.
He tried to run away however was arrested and was recognized as being chargeable for the burglaries in July and August.
Final Thursday (13/1) Stanton, of Wednesbury, was jailed for 3 years at Wolverhampton Crown Court docket.
He admitted two burglaries, together with breaking into the identical property two days in a row, in addition to an tried housebreaking.
A West Midlands Police spokesperson stated: ‘Stanton dedicated a number of offences throughout Walsall and Wednesbury the place he broke into properties stealing jewelry, electrical tools and on one event even soccer memorabilia.
Within the video, Staton might be seen making his getaway from the West Midlands property
‘Footage was shared on social media, officers noticed the footage and thru native data recognised the person to be Stanton from his distinctive tattoos.
‘Investigators additionally positioned and recovered a Ford Focus, that was seen leaving a housebreaking at Stanton’s dwelling handle.’
Police are actually trying to find Stanton’s confederate who was with him on not less than two of the burglaries.