Immigrant jailed and set for deportation after savvy homeowner watched break-in live
AN ILLEGAL immigrant was caught burgling a house by a tech-savvy home owner watched the break-in live from FRANCE.
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Webcam allowed homeowner to watch break-in at his home
Albanian national Dorian Puka, 21, was filmed forcing his way into the property in Twickenham, south west London, by a wifi webcam.
Stunned homeowner David Pearce, who was watching his home being broken into while he was on holiday, called his neighbours to chase the men away.
Two men fled the scene at around 11am but Puka was caught hiding nearby.
Illegal immigrant Puka will be removed from the country after spending nine months in prison for the burglary and a pervious break-in he was linked to, UK Isleworth Crown Court heard.
National News and Pictures Dorian Puka, 21, was jailed for two burglaries for nine months
Ruxana Nasser, prosecuting, said: "The burglary came to the attention of the owner, who had a wifi webcam set up which he could view while in France, when he noticed two men trying to force their way into his house from the back.
"He then alerted one neighbour who couldn't leave the house because they had young children, so Mr Pearce alerted another.
"They immediately went to the premises and noticed that the patio doors were open.
He then shouted 'police, police, you b*******, I can do karate'.
"Two males then came running from the property and left."
The court heard one of the men escaped in a BMW, the registration of which another neighbour noted down, while Puka ran off and hid in a bush.
A month before, on July 4, Puka's legs had been spotted "flailing" through the window of a property he was attempting to burgle in Ealing, west London.
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A small webcam provided evidence against Puka
You have not been in this country for a long amount of time and are, according to the probation officer, an illegal immigrant. I don't have the power to deport you, but if I did have the power to deport you I would
On that occasion he made off with £20 worth of goods, but left behind a glove in the back garden of the property, which was then connected to the Twickenham burglary by DNA.
Jemima Ivens, in mitigation for Puka, said she didn't believe the burglaries had been carried out with much degree of planning.
But Judge Robin Johnson interjected: "Why do people have gloves in the summer?"
Ms Ivens backtracked, replied: "I think with regard to the glove, it is at the lower end of the category.
"The other burglary, where the complainant saw the incident from his webcam in France, the facts don't demonstrate greater harm but certainly a car is used so there is an amount of planning."
She added Puka was a man of "previous good character" and said he had agreed to deportation.
Jailing Puka, Judge Johnson told him: "Those who break into others' houses in this country go to prison.
"You were with a confederate, there was a certain amount of planning and there were two offences.
"You have not been in this country for a long amount of time and are, according to the probation officer, an illegal immigrant.
"I don't have the power to deport you, but if I did have the power to deport you I would."
Puka, of no fixed abode, will be deported within the next two months by the Home Office after signing an agreement.