that's life (Australia) - - Crime Special -

Ca­reer crim­i­nal Stu­art Camp­bell was re­leased from pri­son in June 2017. Free for the first time in three years, Stu­art, 42, was fit­ted with a GPS leg tracker as part of his pro­ba­tion. But the ac­tual role of the de­vice seemed to be lost on him.

‘The night af­ter the tracker was fit­ted, Camp­bell com­mit­ted five bur­glar­ies in a res­i­den­tial area,’ said pros­e­cu­tor James Kel­lam.

It was only af­ter his last rob­bery that he de­cided to cut the tracker off his leg. It was too lit­tle too late. ‘The data placed him at the scene of each and ev­ery bur­glary with which he was charged,’ said Mr Kel­lam.

The ev­i­dence put the crim back in the slam­mer for an­other eight years. ●

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