A convicted burglar who was caught on CCTV breaking into a fruit and veg stall has been sent back to prison.

Phillip Kelly, 38, was captured on camera having let himself and an accomplice into the stall in Bridge Street, Peterborough, at about 5am on September 4.

The footage showed Kelly using his mobile phone as a torch and unsuccessfully attempting to force open the till.

Failing to get any cash, Kelly left with a ratchet, coat, and a ‘puffer’ style Nike jacket.

Kelly, of no fixed address, was identified in footage by police officers and arrested on September 12. The accomplice has not yet been identified.

Kelly appeared at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on September 13 where he admitted one charge of burglary including theft and was sentenced to six months in prison.

PC Leon Hannon, who investigated, said: “Kelly is a prolific burglar with many convictions to his name,

“Despite being managed by ourselves and the probation service, he continues to offend each time he is released from prison, therefore we will continue to put him before the courts.”