Crook jailed after getting caught staring at CCTV

Brazen thief stole rings and cash from children's money boxes

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A brazen burglar who stole wedding rings and cash from children's money boxes has been jailed after he was caught staring into a camera lens.

Colin Ellinor, 55, was arrested after footage from two houses was widely shared on Facebook. Police praised the "key role" social media played in bringing him to justice.

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