Two Burglars Were Caught On CCTV Robbing House
There's a reason robbers usually strike under the cover of darkness - it's so that if someone sees them, it's not that obvious who they are? I'm not a robber and even I know that.
That thought, however, did not cross the mind of this pair of burglars. As they were robbing a house in broad daylight, sneaking around Pink Panther style, the concept of houses having CCTV appears to have completely evaded them and - inevitably - they were caught in the act.
Video footage shows the two staring straight down the camera as they forced their way into the house with crowbars - in the middle of the day.
At the start they can be seen jumping over the fence of the lovely looking house, which is in Netherton in the West Midlands. Presumably in a bid to avoid CCTV at the front of the house, they're completely unaware that they are being filmed on what can only be described as crystal clear CCTV in the back as well.
They run back and forth checking for anyone coming on either side of the property. They then both crack the window off the frame with crowbars and one of them can be seen climbing in.
Allegedly, the thieves then spent 30 minutes inside the property before fleeing with a gold ring, cash and a passport.
West Midlands Police has now released the footage in a bid to track down the hooded suspects who struck at around 8.40pm on 16 June.
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The footage has also been shared widely on social media where it has been viewed thousands of times and sparked anger from residents on social media.
One local said: "Can't believe how quickly they got into the house."
Another wrote: "They need a bloody good hiding, preferably by the house owners."
Someone else put: "That was too easy plus those tools could easily become weapons"
One woman added: "Why is it this absolute scum feel is acceptable to break in to a property that someone has worked hard and long to provide for their family. GET A JOB!"
An angry resident said: "It's just a pity these types didn't put as much energy and thought into getting a job??? They could get their own goods instead of distressing and taking of good working folk????"
Anyone with information can contact officers via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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