Christopher Atherton, 23, hid his phone between his bum cheeks and took a selfie of himself while handcuffed in the back of a police van following an arrest for handling stolen goods.
Burglar sticks phone between buttocks, snaps himself while handcuffed in back of prison van
When the phone was discovered by Police, not only the selfie was discovered, but also footage of a number of break-ins, which made it easy to convict him.
Atherton had burgled the home of a 78-year-old woman in Wigan, and broken into three small businesses in St Helens and After the footage was found, he confessed and has now been jailed for 21 months.
Examination of the phone showed him burgling a hairdressing shop, a specialist window firm and a care company from which he stole cash and stock totalling thousands of pounds between October and November last year.
Atherton, of Blackstone Avenue, St Helens, pleaded guilty to four burglaries.
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