Holidaymaker watches on webcam as burglar breaks into his home
An illegal immigrant was caught burgling a house by its owner who was watching on a webcam while on holiday in France.
Homeowner David Pearce spotted Albanian national Dorian Puka, 21, breaking into his property in Twickenham, south west London on his WiFi webcam.
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The quick-thinking holidaymaker, who was watching the events unfold from France, alerted his neighbours. They went to the house and chased two men away, but Puka was caught hiding in a bush.
He was linked by DNA to the burglary and another one the previous month.
Puka was sentenced to nine months imprisonment for two counts of burglary at Isleworth Crown Court.
He has agreed to be "removed" from the UK upon his release.
Last year, a burglar who was caught on a camera set up by BBC Springwatch presenter Simon King to film urban foxes in a London garden was jailed.
Nigel Batton, 43, was filmed climbing over a garden fence by a camera installed by Mr King in a property in Holligbourne Road, in Herne Hill, south London.
The footage was being streamed on Mr King's website, simonkingwildlife.com, and was filmed by the 'Fox Family Cam'.
Batton was arrested after being identified in the footage after the incident, which occurred in January 2014.
The footage caught Batton apparently on his way to a burglary at another address on the same street, owned by Daniel McFarlane.