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Chicago serial burglar sentenced to 30 years after stealing T.V. remote

January 9, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Chicago serial burglar sentenced to 30 years after stealing T.V. remote

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A serial burglar in Chicago, who repeatedly had run-ins with the law, has been sentenced to 22 years behind bars for stealing a TV remote.

Eric Bramwell, 35, was convicted of burglary in November.

The man had entered the common area of an apartment building in August 2015, and stole the universal remote, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Authorities managed to link Bramwell to the crime after they discovered a glove, left on the scene, which had his DNA traces.

Prosecutors concluded that, due to his lengthy criminal history, he was eligible for up to 30 years behind bars.

Bramwell reportedly committed a series similar robberies in nearby apartment complexes, including several places in Aurora, Lisle, Bloomingdale, Downers Grove, and Oakbrook Terrace.

“Mr. Bramwell’s illegal activity and history have finally caught up with him,” Robert Berlin, state attorney, the Chicago Tribune.

“Regardless of what was stolen, Bramwell repeatedly thumbed his nose at the law. He took what he wanted, time and time again, and expected to avoid the consequences. That’s not how it works, as Bramwell has now found out.”

Bramwell was sentenced by a judge who required that he serve at least half of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

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